He shared that he would be "hitting the road" with wife Camila Alves "to get em to rural hospitals in need across Texas."
Once again, Matthew and Camila Alves McConaughey have lent a helping hand to those in need. People reports that the duo made a special delivery to Texas hospitals in rural areas before the Memorial Day weekend, handing out 110,000 masks. McConaughey, 50, shared a photo of himself and Camila, 38, in a truck filled to the brim with boxes containing masks, all set to be delivered. He shared it on Instagram with the caption: Thanks to @lincoln for donating 110 thousand masks – me and @camilamcconaughey hitting the road to get em to rural hospitals in need across Texas.
This comes after they donated nearly 80,000 masks to frontline workers in Austin, Texas, and New Orleans, Louisiana. At the time, they worked closely with Bethenny Frankel‘s disaster relief initiative BStrong to make sure that frontliners had enough masks so that they could help the rest of us. “Matt and I were able to get approximately 80,000 masks, and it’s a combination of surgical masks and KN95 masks that will be distributed between Austin and New Orleans, where they were getting hit pretty hard as well,” Camila told People during an interview.
Matthew McConaughey and Wife Camila Deliver 110,000 Masks to 'Rural Hospitals in Need' in Texas https://t.co/5aawp5ceMi— People (@people) May 25, 2020
“It was important for us to make sure that here in Austin, not just the hospitals got them, but also the police department and the fire department as well. At this moment, we’ve got to find ways to help both sides because they’re all on the front line right now and we can’t afford to lose any of them.” On Thursday, Camila, 38, and Matthew, 50, personally went out to make sure the donated supplies made it to their final destination in Austin. This is where the couple lives with their three children — sons Levi, 11, and Livingston, 7, and daughter Vida, 10. “We’re doing in-person delivery because I need to know the quality control is there,” says Camila.
GIVING BACK: Camila and Matthew @McConaughey have teamed up with #BStrong to donate 80,000 masks to health care workers and first responders on the front lines of the #coronavrius. #MatthewMcConaughey pic.twitter.com/bYmDFYarLb— On The Red Carpet (@OnTheRedCarpet) April 10, 2020
“We are delivering stuff to the Police Department in Austin, and then the Fire Department and Sheriff’s Department as well. We are making sure the Austin area is covered in that sense and then New Orleans will be getting them in just a few days.” Instead of revealing just how much they contributed to secure masks and other supplies, Camila Alves said she'd rather have her actions inspire others to do the same. “This is not about raising the hand and saying, ‘Hey, I’ve put this much money in it.’ This is about raising the hand and making people aware that this exists,” she says.
Not just that, Matthew McConaughey also hosted a virtual bingo night for the residents in quarantine at The Enclave at Round Rock Senior Living in Texas, according to Today. McConaughey, along with his wife, Camila, his mother, Kay, and two of his three children had a lot of fun as they called out numbers and the names of winners in a game with the senior residents via Zoom. "The generosity and kindness Matthew McConaughey and his family showed our residents was beautiful, but more importantly we were gifted with a humble message from his heart," Spectrum Retirement Communities, which owns the facility, said in a statement. "And for that, we will be forever grateful."
This is not the first time he has set out to help people in need. During the Californian wildfires last year, the actor had teamed up with disaster relief organization Operation BBQ Relief to provide hot meals for weary firefighters. “Teaming up with Operation BBQ Relief as part of the Wild Turkey ‘With Thanks’ has never been more meaningful,” McConaughey said in a press release at the time. “Little did we know when planning this annual event that California, my second home, would once again be hit by devastating fires." McConaughey then added, “We are grateful to be here today to say thank you, shine a light on their unwavering conviction, and hopefully inspire others to get involved and help in their own communities."