Iconic Texan Matthew McConaughey is coming through for his fellow Texans in a big way, announcing a “virtual benefit” and online campaign to aid his home state through recovery.
“Howdy America, Howdy Texas,” McConaughey begins in his announcement video via Twitter. Within, the actor is promising to deliver everything from daily updates, to a massive virtual benefit alongside Texas charities to aid the state through recovery from Winter Storm Uri.
“As most of you know, my home state of Texas was hit with the worst winter storm it’s had in the last 70 years,” the beloved Texan begins. “It left a whole lot of people without power, without water, and without a whole lot of basic necessities.
Indeed, the horrific situation in Texas is now in a state of emergency via President Biden. Frightened and furious, Texans watched downtown Houston retain power while 5 million people in suburban areas froze through the winter storm.
“While most of the power is thankfully being restored, the busted waterlines from hospitals to so, so many homes, has left so many Texans without the bare necessities they need to survive,” the actor and humanitarian addresses.
As a result, Matthew McConaughey and wife Camila Alves “are presently working with some wonderful organizations on the ground in Texas.”
“But we know that help is going to be [necessary] for a while,” McConaughey continues. “And that’s why Camila, the Just Keep Living 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.”
Following the announcement, McConaughey asks his followers to “stay tuned” to his socials for incoming updates:
Matthew McConaughey Comes Through For Texas in Big Ways
McConaughey adds he will be making daily posts to help Texans stay safe during their continuing struggle toward normalcy. He will also push ways for citizens to find resources through his socials, alongside helping organize volunteer movements.
Moreover, McConaughey promises to post checklists, “in order to ensure that you’re doing all you can and need to do to stabilize. Rebuild. And get back to living.”
“Now is the best time to safely check on your neighbors,” the actor adds with a genuine smile. “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,” he urges.
Outsider.com will keep you up to date on Matthew McConaughey‘s virtual benefit for Texans during the recovery effort. All our best to those continuing to press on and beat this unprecedented winter storm.