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Matthew McConaughey Helped Cook Meals For First Responders Battling Fires In California

What a great guy!

Actor Matthew McConaughey doesn’t mind rolling his sleeves up to help those in need. On Nov. 1, the creative director of Wild Turkey Bourbon partnered with both the liquor company and the nonprofit Operation BBQ Relief to make and deliver meals to first responders who have been working tirelessly to battle the multiple wildfires spreading across California.

The BBQ turkey dinners were delivered to more than 20 fire stations, and another 800 meals were given to local homeless shelters.

“Teaming up with Operation BBQ Relief as part of the Wild Turkey ‘With Thanks’ campaign has never been more meaningful,” McConaughey said in a statement. “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.”

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This isn’t the first time the actor has volunteered his time and skills as part of his role with Wild Turkey. In 2017, he helped hand out 4,500 free frozen turkeys to people in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, where the company is headquartered. The turkeys were donated by Butterball and were part of the #WildTurkeyGivesBack campaign. Fans were absolutely delighted to see the actor show up at their front doors bearing a free turkey.

Check out this video of the charming actor interacting with fans who got a free turkey as part of the campaign, posted to Facebook by McConaughey:

Back in 2016, he once again proved himself to be the Oscar winner with a heart of gold when he volunteered to give college students at the University of Texas free rides in a golf cart as part of the college’s SURE (Students United for Rape Elimination) initiative.

What a guy!

You can learn more about the Wild Turkey With Thanks campaign and donate here.