It was so ironic that Paul would die while in the midst of raising money to help victims of the terrible Philippines typhoon. But you can help to make Paul’s dream still happen by donating to honor him.
Paul Walker was “overjoyed and full of gratitude” in the minutes before his death, eyewitness Jim Tolp told HollywoodLife.com exclusively. And the reason that he was so happy was because his charity, Reach Out Worldwide (ROWW), had raised about “$1 million worth of toys and games” for the victims of both the Philippines typhoon and of the recent tornados in Indiana.
You Can Honor Paul Walker’s Memory by Donating to His Charity, Reach Out Worldwide
“It was just an incredible event, full of so much generosity and that’s what Paul and his friend Roger [Rodas] were all about. They were both extremely kindhearted men,” Torp explained to HollywoodLife.com exclusively.
Paul had created his charity, ROWW, after volunteering to help victims of the massive earthquakes that devastated Haiti in Jan. 2010. His experience there made him see the enormous need for skilled personnel and basic medical and living necessities in post-disaster situations.
He established Reach Out Worldwide to be a quick-response, mobile first-aid organization to help in rescue and recovery after major natural disasters around the world.
Paul’s philosophy was that by “making a difference in just one person’s life, the world has been changed for the better,” according to the ROWW website.
It’s just beyond sad that Paul would die while doing what he loved, even more than making movies.
Paul “was so committed to Reach Out Worldwide. It was his passion, it was his way of making a mark on the world and making it a better place … and it’s been a huge focus in his life,” a friend of Paul’s told HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “He was even thinking of becoming a paramedic so he’d be more use on the ground during natural disasters.”
Paul Walker’s Friends & Family Plan To Carry On the Work Of ROWW In His Memory
It was even more tragic that Paul’s daughter Meadow, 15, was at the fundraiser and heard the violent car crash. She must have been loving the charity event up until that moment. Her dad was showcasing rare and valuable automobiles — Paul was a car enthusiast and owned 17 vehicles.
Nevertheless, she has to be so proud of all her father’s efforts to help others in need.
“Paul was a very deep thinker and hugely compassionate,” his friend told HollywoodLife.com. “Even though he was this huge star, he was so humble. He believed that everyone was connected, and it was his dream that ROWW would go on long after he was gone. No one expected that time to come so soon — it’s just so hard to believe and so unfair.”
Paul’s close friends and family will be working even harder to make his dream happen now, and to carry on the work that he believed in.
Wouldn’t it be lovely to honor Paul and to help the victims of natural disasters by donating to ROWW?
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— Bonnie Fuller, reporting by Allison Swan