Evan Rachel Wood endures hunger strike in protest of President Trump's border immigration policy
'Doing nothing' wasn't an option for Evan Rachel Wood.
The Westworld actress spent the weekend at the border between Texas and Mexico, helping families who have been separated as a result of President Donald Trump's 'zero tolerance' policy for people caught coming into the United States illegally.
'I felt like I had been kicked in the gut when I found out what was happening,' she said in an emotional interview with ABC News on Sunday. 'I don't believe in families ripped apart; I just don't.'
Taking a stand: Evan Rachel Wood spent the weekend at the US-Mexico border to protest President Trump's immigration policy for people caught crossing the border illegally; she also helped deliver much needed supplies to the families affected
Protest: The Westworld actress joined a 24-hour hunger strike in protest of the border policy
The 30-year old added, 'I don't think it's right and without a plan to reunite them -- that's completely unimaginable, and unthinkable and it's wrong.'
She also signed-on to #BreakBreadNotFamilies, which is a 24-hour hunger strike and prayer chain that will last 24 days in honor of the 2,4000 children separated from their parents.
“It’s a small price to pay considering what families are going through,” she told People.
Evan documented some of her journey on Instagram.
One picture shows her playing with a young boy at a shelter in McAllen, Texas with the caption: 'Just hung out with some of the families at one of the shelters people are sent to while they are being processed or awaiting deportation. Played with the kids for hours. They were so sweet, insanely smart, and creative. They have obviously been thru a lot and need supplies and medicine.' #EvanInTX.
Giving back: Evan posted a picture of her playing with kids affected by the Trump policy with the caption: '... Played with the kids for hours. They were so sweet, insanely smart, and creative. They have obviously been thru a lot and need supplies and medicine'
On the front lines: The 30-year old documented her journey on Instagram; She is pictured making donations with the caption: 'Loading up supplies' #EvanInTX
Motivational: Evan tried to inspire her social media followers with the caption: 'A few examples of supplies you can get for the families in shelters' #EvanInTX #Keepfamiliestogether
In another photo she is seen carrying supplies inside a local store with a caption meant to inspire her 450,000 social media followers.
'Certain organizations, like The Red Cross, have not been “given permission” to donate supplies. But you can.' #EvanInTX.
Evan donated things like clothes, shoes, toothbrushes, shampoo, body soap, and diapers but she said the thing that seemed to mattered the most was showing these people that they were valued.
Amid the massive backlash to the separation policy, President Trump signed an executive order reversing his policy on Wednesday.
As of Saturday, the Department of Homeland Security maintain the U.S. government had reunited 522 migrant children who were separated from adults.
Inspiring: The actress said she hopes her journey will help inspire her 450,000 Instagram followers to join get involved and make donations for the affected families
High profile: Evan has gotten rave reviews for her role in the hit HBO show Westworld
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