Following the tragic death of actor, Paul Walker (“The Fast & the Furious”), Walker’s family announced that they will continue the actor’s charity, Reach Out Worldwide. The mobile first aid organization that helps victims of tragedies around the world was near and dear to Walker’s heart. It was while returning from a fundraiser for ROWW that he and his friend, Roger Rodas, lost their lives in a car crash on November 30th.
The Walker family posted on the actor’s Facebook page of their intentions and their hope for support from fans:
“Paul Walker’s family appreciate the outpouring of love and goodwill from his many fans and friends. They have asked, in lieu of flowers or other gifts, that donations please be made to Paul’s charity Reach Out Worldwide (ROWW). Donations can easily be made through their website at http://www.ROWW.org/.
It’s comforting for them to know that the son, brother, and father they love so much is equally adored, respected, and appreciated by so many. Paul founded the organization with the genuine desire to help others, and it’s important to his family to keep his memory alive through ROWW.”
ROWW member, JD Dorfman, was quoted on the organization’s Facebook as saying, “Paul wasn’t someone who would just write a check and lend his name to an organization; he was the heart and soul of Reach Out WorldWide. Paul was the first one in and the last one out, he led by example and his hard work and dedication inspired everyone who had the privilege of working with him. He led one of the first teams into the hardest hit areas of Haiti and traveled to Chili to bring water, medical aid and hope after the Earthquake and Tsunami. He ran a chainsaw clearing debris and helping people get back into their homes during the hottest days after the tornadoes in Alabama… Some people play a hero, Paul was a hero. Paul was an honorable, hardworking, dedicated, respectful man with a humble spirit who shared his blessings with those who needed it most. It was an honor and a privilege to be able to work with, learn and look up to someone who walked the walk.”
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