Celebrity Matthew McConaughey has always given back to Texas through various means but the recent shooting of 21 persons in Robb Elementary School by a lone, teen gunman has deeply shaken the star and his wife. On Thursday, he and his wife Camila Alves said that they had launched a Uvalde Relief Fund through their Just Keep Livin Foundation. The foundation urged people to “Please join us to help the people of Uvdale, TX.”
The organization shared a statement that said that both the Academy Award Winner and his Brazilian-American model and designer wife “had been on the ground in Uvalde.” It commended the “unanimous support of families to families and strangers to locals” and described it as “beautiful.”
It said that the town had “begun the funerals” and that the grieving process would continue for the survivors including children and families as well as the entire community. It mentioned the need for ongoing grief counseling as well as support as there could be a long road ahead of the community.
The celebrity couple asked people to join them in helping the people of Uvalde, Texas so that the funds could help with grief counseling, burial costs of victims and other needs of the community that could be immediate or long term.
Last Friday, 52-year old Matthew McConaughey visited the Uvalde Civic Center with Rep. Tony Gonzales. The “Dazed and Confused” star met families of those who had been affected by the tragedy. Some of those whom he met were parents who lost their kids during the massive shooting of 19 fourth graders and their two teachers, in the Texan town.
The “Dallas Buyers Club” star was born in Uvalde and spent a great part of his childhood in the town. His mother, Kay McCabe was a teacher at St. Philip’s Episcopal School, which is close to Robb Elementary School.
Uvalde, Texas, USA. pic.twitter.com/0iULRGtREm— Matthew McConaughey (@McConaughey) May 25, 2022
Celebrity star and Texan native Matthew McConaughey has done his bit to raise funds for the victims and their families who have been shattered by the massacre of school children and teachers in Uvalde. The school district has also opened an official account and people can also pay through Zelle.