Evan Rachel Wood visited shelters in Texas, where families were separated.
“Westworld” actress Evan Rachel Wood said on Sunday they take part in a 24-hour hunger strike to raise awareness about the children who were separated from their families crossing the U.S. border.
Wood, 30, was in Texas at the weekend, a visit to reception and meeting with the families who were released from detention and were awaiting their next steps. She told People magazine that it was a “privilege and not a sacrifice” to take part in the hunger strike.
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The loading of the supplies. #EvanInTX Photo: @ericansummers
“It’s a small price to pay, taking into account what families go through,” she told the magazine.
Wood said that she was able to deliver the supplies to the families that were released from their detention center in McAllen.
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Just hung out with a few of the families in one of the shelters people are sent to, while they are being processed or awaiting deportation. Played with the kids for an hour. They were so sweet, insanely smart, and creative. They, of course, by many and have the supplies and the medicine. #EvanInTX
“[I wanted] to put a face to the stories, [and] to actually be there and cuddle with the children and play with them, see how nice and sweet they are, but to see how tired and pain in the side and see the fear in their parents’ eyes,” Wood told the magazine.
Wood said that the purchase of the same supplies for families hit a nerve with her.
“I was buying things that I have bought for my son,” Wood said. “I broke down when I picked up a pair of shoes that I have bought for him, because it’s so personal.”
The actress will also participate in a 24-day prayer chain in honor of the children who were separated at the border.
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