The good deeds of WREXHAM AFC co-chair Ryan Reynolds aren’t limited to roles like Free Guy on the big screen.
Yesterday, the Canadian actor and his wife Blake Lively announced that they had pledged up to $ 1 million to fight civil rights injustices.
The grant was pledged to the ACLU and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, both of which provide legal support in support of the fight for civil liberties.
The couple will match all gifts up to a total of £ 1million.
Announcing the grant, Ryan posted on social media: “We still believe in you, 2021. Let’s help @ACLU and @naacp_ldf change it together.”
And: “Plus, can you believe that the challenges for democracy have never been greater and that Blake and I will match your contributions to @aclu_nationwide and @naacp_ldf?” ”
NEW: Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively today announced a $ 1M grant, split between us and our friends at @NAACP_LDF, to support the work of protecting our democracy.
If you share their commitment to racial justice and systemic equality, join them today.https: //t.co/ciNxF6BoWT
– ACLU (@ACLU) September 20, 2021
On his Instagram Stories, the actor best known for his role as Deadpool who completed the Wrexham AFC buyout with fellow actor Rob McElhenney in February said: “Honored and delighted to launch this.”
“THANK YOU ACLU and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund for your tireless work in defending rights and protecting civil liberties.”
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund thanked the couple. the couple’s charitable efforts on social media.
“LDF is extremely grateful to Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds for matching all giveaways up to $ 1,000,000 split between LDF and @ACLU until October 8th.
“Their generosity comes at a critical time for our democracy.”
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds. Image: Instagram / Blake Lively
It comes just a month after Ryan and Blake supported those affected by the earthquake in Haiti.
They donated $ 10,000 each to help with the relief efforts.
Ryan and Blake met in early 2010 on the set of the otherwise best-forgotten movie Green Lantern. They got married on September 9, 2012 and have three daughters.