Matthew McConaughey’s jk livin’ foundation to hold virtual benefit for Texans

Texans are still reeling from the aftermath of storms that left us without water and power in some places for days, causing untold suffering and dozens of deaths. Not only are Texans grappling with a lost of property and life but many are now receiving electricity bills in the thousands.

Beyonce’s BeyGOOD foundation is partnering with Adidas and Bread of Life to provide funds for Texans in crisis due to the storm. Matthew McConaughey, another fellow Texan, has announced that his just keep living Foundation will be hosting a virtual benefit in a couple of weeks. Matthew said he and his wife Camila want to help support Texans in need. Below is more on the benefit via Fox7Austin:

“Yes, 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,” McConaughey said. “And while most of the power’s thankfully been restored, the busted water lines from hospitals, to so many homes, has left so many Texans without the bare necessities they need to survive.”

In the video, McConaughey says the couple is presently working with organizations on the ground in Texas but is putting the benefit together to “directly help the necessary long-term effort to rebuild Texas and take care of those in need.”

McConaughey also said that he will be making daily Instagram posts letting Texans know how to keep safe, find resources, help volunteer and support others, as well as provide checklists to help residents do all they can and need to do to stabilize, rebuild, and get back to living.

He also stressed the need for Texans to check on their neighbors and to support each other following the winter storm and during the rebuilding effort. “If you’re a have, please help out a have not, there’s a bunch of them in your neighborhood, across the street, wherever you can get to,” McConaughey said. “If you can, it is needed, please do.”

[From Fox7Austin]

The one thing that I can say about Texans is how we come together when we are in crisis. I love that Beyonce and Matthew are now doing philanthropic work to help Texans come out of this crisis. I’ll admit that Matthew has been irritating me lately but this is a good thing. I am proud to see other Texans swooping in to assist, unlike several of our elected officials who fled the state when people were literally freezing the death. Speaking of elected officials, I have the sneaky suspicion that Matthew may be gearing up to run for office, but I digress.

Matthew also stated in his video that he will be posting information on Instagram to help Texans stay safe and find resources. The only issue is not everyone has access to Instagram but I do hope that enough folks will be able to spread the word. I also found his statement about using the money to build long-term efforts interesting. I wonder if he is talking about helping rebuild infrastructure? Either way, Texans know when to fold them and at this point we will take whatever help we can get.

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  1. LightPurple says:

    Eva Longoria has been distributing hot meals to people.

    • UptownGirl says:

      She is such a champion!! We have had many people come to Texas to help, AOC, and the rest of a crew of people helping pack food for distribution and so on. MM can take his pitiful help and suck on it!! You don’t see him on the ground helping, so for him to sit this one out tells us he isn’t interested in truly helping, not right now when we desperately need it.

  2. Becks1 says:

    Glad to hear this. I knew someone who worked for the JK Livin’ foundation and said it was a great organization – low overhead, meaningful work, etc. – so if anyone is looking for a place to donate that could be a good one.

  3. MagpieSassyPants says:

    I agree, he is totally gearing up to run. I hope he gets together with Beto and they decide who is running for Governor and who is running for Senator, as I don’t want them running for the same position.

    • escondista says:

      Matt might be running as a republican. His views run conservative as of late. And Beto may have committed career suicide with his “take your guns” comment but hopefully some fellow Texans will realize that they couldn’t eat their guns and bullets when the going got tough.

      • Darla says:

        That makes me so sad because I love Beto. But yeah, maybe he shouldn’t have said that.

        Cannot STAND McConaughey. I bet he does run as an R. He’s nothing but an opportunist you know. He has no real beliefs. Other than “Matt McConaughey, ain’t I great”.

      • Sankay says:

        I’m with Darla, I don’t care for MM. he sure did come in late here and past when many Dems had already committed money and time.

      • Radioactive says:

        Actually he specifically mentioned certain guns, like AR15s. Considering his home city went through a deadly mass shooting, I’m not upset by his stance and he’s not wrong.

      • escondista says:

        @Radioactive I am not either and I also agree with his stance.

  4. True says:

    I still don’t understand why they don’t donate directly and they have too much money.

  5. escondista says:

    I am so traumatized by this event. Seriously. It wasn’t like a tree that took out power, it was some rich people deciding who they would take live-sustaining heat from during an ice storm just so they could save some money for themselves over the past few years. My house was without heat for 81 hours and I have a 1 and a 4 year old who had chattering teeth by the time we decided to leave. I hate Texas right now and I don’t care how neighborly people are being.

  6. True says:

    I still don’t understand why they don’t donate directly and that’s it.

  7. Beech says:

    What did he do to his face?

    • amilou says:

      I stared at the thumbnail trying to figure out if it was like a Grand Theft Auto or Polar Express-like animated version of his face or if that was his actual face. SO WEIRD.

  8. Twin falls says:

    Referring to people who’ve just experienced/are still going through this level of trauma as a “have not” followed by “there’s a bunch of them” bugs me way more than Aaron Rogers being called a guy who throws balls for a living by his fiancé.

  9. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    He irritates the hell out of me. Always has, but this is okay, even though he’s spouting common sense. And instead of all the richies starting A to Z foundations, they need to show people what it means to donate by blowing us all away with their monetary generosity. I’d be more inclined to listen to ‘keep living’ if his actions focused more on ways to help people continue living. People don’t lose hope and give up because they love their jobs, can pay bills and care for loved ones. Telling us to keep living is as empty as be best.

  10. IMARA219 says:

    I’m glad that they are helping out however they can. Why is there any complaint to how these people are willing to do good right now. Imagine if someone said to Eva L, why are you helping give out hot meals, why don’t you just give money? This is a silly train of thought. BEYGOOD organization has been doing a lot of good for a while, so this approach seems appropriate for the foundation.

  11. ValleyAnn says:

    Oya ur my fave! Fellow tx lady here and was hit hard. Had to walk ny kids thru snow pulling them in a wagon to get to a hotel we got the last room and by the grace of luck had enough funds . hope fema pays me back 😭 stay strong y’all

  12. whoops says:

    g-d that article pic looks like a serial killer’s mugshot