Matthew McConaughey to hold virtual benefit for fellow Texans

by Jenny Mount · Feb 24th, 2021 3:16 pm

Last Updated Feb 25th, 2021 at 8:28 am

Actor Matthew McConaughey plans to hold a virtual benefit in the next two weeks to help Texans who were directly affected by the winter storm and blackouts throughout the state.

"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," said McConaughey in a video he posted on Instagram.

And while most of the power is thankfully being restored, the busted waterlines from hospitals to so many homes have left so many Texans without the bare necessities they need to survive. Camila and I are presently working with some wonderful organizations on the ground in Texas, but we know help is going to be needed for a while.

That's why Camila, the Just Keep Livin Foundation, and I are working to put 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. So stay tuned on my IG for updates. I'll get them to you as soon as I get them."

According to McConaughey, he will be posting daily to let people know "how to keep safe during this time," as well as find resources and help support others.

🔦 McConaughey and his wife Camila founded the JK Livin Foundation to provide high school students with the tools to lead active lives and make healthy choices.


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