The McConaugheys have announced they’re funding an emergency aid plane to deliver supplies to fire-devastated Maui.
In a video posted to Instagram, Hollywood star Matthew McConaughey and his teenage son Levi, shared that they’ve teamed up with nonprofit Baby2Baby, to send “hundreds and thousands” of emergency supplies to children and families in need.
“Camila, Levi and myself are working with this organisation called Baby2Baby. They are working with partners that are on the ground in Maui saying this is what people need right now,” Matthew says in the clip, adding that the partners include local food and diaper banks.
“They’re going to need it for the long term, so anyway you guys can help, it’s appreciated,” Levi says.
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Captioning the clip, the family writes: “Grateful we can help get these critical supplies to children and families who need it.”
According to an Instagram post shared by Baby2Baby, the supplies they’ll be sending over include baby food, formula, diapers and other items “that will have a direct impact on children and families devastated by these fires.”
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The McConaugheys aren’t the only ones stepping up to support Maui after wildfires ripped through Lãhainã last week, leaving at least 93 people dead.
Oprah Winfrey has been delivering supplies of pillows, sheets and toiletries to an evacuation shelter on the island. She’s also pledged to support the people of Maui once it becomes clear where the assistance is needed most.
“At some point I’m going to make a major donation after all of the smoke and ashes have settled here and we figure out what rebuilding is going to look like here. It’s going to be a long and difficult process.”
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his fiancée, journalist Lauren Sánchez recently announced a $100 million “Maui Fund” to support ongoing relief and recovery efforts:
“Jeff and I are heartbroken by what’s happening in Maui,” Lauren shared at the time. “We are thinking of all the families that have lost so much and a community that has been left devastated. The immediate needs are important, and so is the longer term rebuilding that will have to happen – even after much of the attention has subsided.”
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