Since the beginning of this pandemic, he’s delivered countless encouraging pep-talks, cautionary messages urging people to stay indoors, recapping his own movies… he even hosted a virtual bingo game for a local senior center and delivered masks to rural parts of Texas.
Time and time again, he’s done his part to bring everybody together during this incredibly divided time.
And now, after his home state of Texas received one of the worst winter storms in almost a century, he is once again rising to the occasion to help out those in need.
He released the following video statement to his social media accounts last night, pledging help out his fellow Texans.
“As most of you know, my home state of Texas was just hit with the worst winter storm it’s had in the last 70 years. It left a whole lot of people without power, without water, and without a whole lot of basic necessities.
While most of the power is thankfully being restored, the busted waterlines from hospitals to so many homes, has left so many Texans without the bare necessities they need to survive.”
But not one to sit idly by, McConaughey and his wife Camila, along with McConaughey’s Just Keep Livin’ Foundation, are working to put some kind of long term relief package together via a virtual benefit.
“Camila and I are presently working with some wonderful organizations on the ground in Texas, but we know that help is going to be needed for a while.
And that’s why Camila, the Just Keep Livin’ Foundation, and I, are putting together a virtual benefit within the next two weeks to directly help the necessary long-term effort to rebuild Texas and to take care of those in need.”
And as always, McConaughey left his fellow Texans with an inspiring word, a message of in times when it is desperately needed. By urging folks to help out their neighbors, encouraging those who are doing better to help those that are not, folks in Texas get themselves on the road to rebuild and “get back to living.”
“Now remember, right now is the best time to safely check on your neighbors. Go knock on a door. Go Volunteer. If you’re a ‘have,’ please help out the ‘have nots.’
There’s a bunch of them. In your neighborhood, across the street, wherever you can get to, if you can, it is needed. Please do.”