Matthew McConaughey delivers more than 1,000 meals to first responders tackling fires in California
In recent years, California has been consistently devastated by wildfires, and there are a number of dangerous blazes currently burning in the state including the Getty Fire in Los Angeles and the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County.
Now, Matthew McConaughey has lent a hand, helping to prepare and deliver more than 1,000 meals to first responders.
This brave horse recently ran back into the wildfire to save its family:
The actor describes California as his "second home", and on Friday he joined forces with disaster relief organizations Operation BBQ Relief and Wild Turkey Bourbon to publicize and help those risking their lives to help contain the blazes.
Since 2016, the actor has been the creative director of Wild Turkey Bourbon and became the face of its "With Thanks" campaign.
Pictured below are firemen tackling the blaze near the Getty Centre in Los Angeles:
"Teaming up with Operation BBQ Relief as part of the Wild Turkey 'With Thanks' has never been more meaningful," McConaughey, 49, said in a statement, People reported.
"Little did we know when planning this annual event that California, my second home, would once again be hit with devastating fires. Being able to provide meals to the men and women who put themselves on the line is an honor […] 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."
Encouraging his fans to donate their money and time to the cause, the actor took to Instagram Live on Friday and introduced some of the volunteers who are working tirelessly to ensure that the first responders are well fed.
"Putting some food into bellies that are gonna need it," the star said. "That's what we're doing here."
This isn't the first time that McConaughey has used his fame for the greater good. He also teamed up with Wild Turkey to recognize the first responders in the wake of Hurricane Harvey in Huston, Texas last year.