The devastating effects of Hurricane Ida have been all over the news, and the aftermath continues to be one of the biggest news stories in the country. More than 1 million people are still without power as a result of the Category 4 hurricane that swept through South Louisiana and Mississippi. It’s going to be a long road for these communities to get back on their feet, which is why Bassmaster Elite Series anglers Hank Cherry and Brock Mosley are doing everything they can to help those in need.
If you follow Hank Cherry on social media or have heard him speak on the Elite Series stage, you’ve probably heard him use the phrase “don’t blend.” The back-to-back Bassmaster Classic champion feels as if this is a perfect time to live by that motto.
“This is a definite example of not blending in and standing up to help other communities,” Cherry said. “I just felt like I needed to do something. I want to use my platform to help those in need right now.”
Right after the hurricane hit, Cherry teamed up with his title sponsor, Woods to Water, to formulate a plan to get down to Louisiana and help those in need. The Great Outdoors, a sporting goods store in Cherryville, N.C., was kind enough to lend Cherry a massive trailer to load up goods to haul down to the Bayou State.