AUSTIN, Texas — Austinite Matthew McConaughey and his wife, Camila Alves, are delivering 110,000 masks, in partnership with Lincoln, to rural hospitals throughout Texas.
McConaughey, who is a spokesperson for Lincoln, has also taken on several other roles in the fight against the coronavirus, COVID-19 — one being the role of Bobby Bandito, or Bobby B as McConaughey would have it, in a now-viral video instructing people how to fashion a homemade mask.
McConaughey made his latest announcement on Twitter on Thursday with boxes of masks loaded into his Ford F-450.
"Thanks to @LincolnMotorCo for donating 110 thousand masks – me and @iamcamilaalves hitting the road to get em to rural hospitals in need across Texas," he tweeted.
Ford recently partnered with GE to produce 50,000 Model A-E ventilators by early July with the ability to produce 30,000 a month thereafter, the company stated, as of a May 7 update. The company had already produced 1,500 units in April and 12,000 were expected by the end of May.
As of the May 7 update, Ford has also assembled and shipped over 10 million face shields to all 50 states and Puerto Rico, with a production capacity of one million per week; produced millions of face masks for Ford employees which were awaiting certification for future medical use; used airbag material, in partnership with Joyson Safety Systems, to create and produce re-usable gowns; and developed a new powered air-purifying respirator and assembled more than 10,000 units with the ability to make 100,000 or more; among other things.