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Matthew McConaughey surprises Houston police, firefighters on First Responders Day

5 years 6 months 3 weeks ago Monday, October 29 2018 Oct 29, 2018 October 29, 2018 12:09 PM October 29, 2018 in News
Source: ABC News
Photo: Houston Fire Dept

HOUSTON - More than a year after Hurricane Harvey struck the Houston area, actor Matthew McConaughey surprised local police and fire departments as a way to give thanks for their service.

The Oscar winner went around delivering lunches and meeting first responders. He teamed up with the Wild Turkey Gives Back campaign to make the giveaway possible. It's the second year in a row McConaughey has worked with the company for a holiday giveaway.

Along the way, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner joined McConaughey as he made the rounds. In the photos, you can see the "turkey" feast brought to the men and women at the stations.

"Over the past year alone with the hurricanes in Puerto Rico, the Carolinas and Florida and the fires in California, the number of heroic men and women on the front lines of natural disasters is staggering. I am glad to make it to Houston to recognize how important these folks are," the actor said in an official press release from Wild Turkey.

He also shared a video from the Houston Emergency 911 Call Center, praising the staff who are dedicated to helping others when disaster strikes.

McConaughey has also raised thousands of dollars for Team Rubicon in the process.

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