Matthew McConaughey Serves Firefighters Battling California’s Blazes
By Tess Farrand, Associate Content Editor Actor
Matthew McConaughey reported for duty to serve the firefighters battling California’s recent fires. The actor and professor used his bourbon company, Wild Turkey, to recruit volunteers to cook for and serve the firefighters.
According to ACJ:
In a news release, the bourbon brand, which is sponsoring OBR’s With Thanks campaign, said McConaughey” rallied volunteers and jumped behind the grill to help prepare 800 turkey dinners, which were then quickly delivered by the group to more than 20 firehouses.” The group also sent 800 meals to area homeless shelters, the release said.
The event, originally meant to honor emergency workers who responded to the 2018 Woolsey Fire, recently changed focus as a new batch of fires broke out in the region.
“Little did we know when planning this annual event that California, my second home, would once again be hit with devastating fires,” McConaughey said, according to the news release.
The INTERSTELLAR actor did something similar in 2018.
Movieguide® previously reported McConaughey’s thoughts on marriage:
Matthew McConaughey, an actor who received both a hefty dose of criticism and acclaim for thanking God during his Academy Award speech earlier this year, recently spoke about his faith in relation to his marriage to Camilla Alves.
He told GQ Magazine that he and Ms. Alves talked about marriage “spiritually,” and “did a lot of reading and talked to a lot of people that had been divorced, a lot of people that had been happily married. [They] talked to [their] pastor. In the end, [their] understanding was, ‘Let’s go make a covenant, with you, me, and God.’”
McConaughey has three children with his wife.
Though McConaughey professes to be a Christian, many of his movies are not family-friendly. Please visit movieguide.org for a complete breakdown of each of his movies.
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