Matthew McConaughey Steps Up To Help Uvalde Victims’ Families

Matthew McConaughey and his wife Camila Alves is stepping up to help the victims of the shooting in Uvalde, Texas, which is his hometown.

Last week, we reported that the Hollywood star Matthew McConaughey had broken his silence about the school shooting that occurred in his hometown of Uvalde, Texas. Now, McConaughey and his wife Camila Alves have stepped up to support the victims and their families by setting up a fund for them.

Backstory: Matthew McConaughey Addresses School Shooting In His Hometown

McConaughey And Alves Set Up Fund

Today reported that McConaughey and Alves set up the relief fund through The Just Keep Living Foundation.

“Matthew and Camila McConaughey have been on the ground in Uvalde for the last few days since the mass shooting, the loss is tragic,” the foundation said in a statement. “While the spirit of the community is in pain, the unanimous support of families to families and strangers to locals is beautiful. After the initial shock, the town has now begun the funerals and the grieving process, which will continue for the surviving children, families, and the entire community.”

The statement went on to say that “the community will need ongoing grief counseling and support on the long road ahead of them. Please join us to help the people of Uvalde, TX. 100% of your donations to the just keep livin Foundation’s Uvalde Relief Fund will support grief counseling, costs associated with burial services and other immediate and long-term needs of the community.”

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McConaughey Responds To Uvalde Shooting 

Nineteen fourth graders and their two teachers were killed last week when an 18 year-old gunman stormed their classroom at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, where McConaughey grew up. The shooting hit particularly close to home for him because his mother worked as a kindergarten teacher in Uvalde during his childhood. 

“Once again, we have tragically proven that we are failing to be responsible for the rights our freedoms grant us,” McConaughey said in a statement after the shooting. “The true call to action now is for every American to take a longer and deeper look in the mirror, and ask ourselves, ‘What is it that we truly value? How do we repair the problem? What small sacrifices can we individually take today, to preserve a healthier and safer nation, state, and neighborhood tomorrow?’”

Find out more about McConaughey’s comments in the video below.

‘We Have To Rearrange Our Values’

“As Americans, Texans, mother and fathers, it’s time we re-evaluate, and renegotiate our wants from our needs,” he continued. “We have to rearrange our values and find a common ground above this devastating American reality that has tragically become our children’s issue.”

We applaud McConaughey and his wife for stepping up to help the victims of this senseless tragedy by setting up a relief fund for them. We will continue to keep the Uvalde victims and their families in our thoughts and prayers. 

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