Universal Pictures today announced that a percentage of proceeds from the upcoming home entertainment release ofFast & Furious 6 will be donated to Paul Walker‘s non-profit Reach Out WorldWide, a network of professionals with first responder skill-sets who augment local expertise when natural disasters strike in order to accelerate relief efforts. Walker founded the organization after witnessing deficiencies in local activations following the January 2010 Haiti earthquake, and he remained passionately devoted to the charity.
Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley released the following statement.
Paul Walker‘s family has requested that in lieu of flowers or other gifts, donations be made to support Paul‘s charity. To learn more about the efforts of Reach Out WorldWide or make a direct donation, please visit ROWW.org.
About Reach Out WorldWide
Reach Out WorldWide (ROWW)-consisting of skilled volunteers-is a non-profit registered 501 (c)(3) organization. While part of a relief team responding to the massive earthquakes that devastated Haiti on January 12, 2010, actor/producer Paul Walker saw a gap between the availability of skilled resources and the requirement for such personnel in post-disaster situations. Following the trip he contacted a group of his friends to assist him in forming ROWW with the purpose of filling this unmet need.Fast & Furious 6 was released May 24th, 2013 and stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker,Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang,Gal Gadot. The film is directed by Justin Lin.