Actor Paul Walker of “The Fast and the Furious” movie series died in a tragic car accident Saturday afternoon, Sunday in the PH, at the age of 40 while attending a charity event for Typhoon Yolanda victims.
Several sources said the car crash occurred after he attended a charity event for the victims of super typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) in the Philippines.
Paul Walker founded the “Reach Out Worldwide“, a quick-response, mobile first aid organization aiding in rescue and recovery after major natural disasters around the globe.
“The total destruction of the largest storm ever recorded is still unknown but will be catastrophic. Support ROWW as we reach out to help victims in the Philippines,” ROWW said in its Facebook Page cover photo.
In one of the updates of ROWW dated November 25, the team was able to treat 150 patients at the clinic. Injuries and treatments ranged from setting broken clavicles, infected wounds, and pneumonia.
“One of our team members was off-site assisting people in need that were unable to walk to the clinic. From there they were evaluated and either treated on-site or we helped arrange their transport to the clinic. We have a list of another 150 people to be treated tomorrow,” ROWW said on November 25 while assisting several Typhoon victims in Tabontabon, Leyte.
The ROWW team was also able to treat several patients in Baybay, Leyte.
Actor and director Paul walker founded ROWW following seeing a gap between the availability of skilled resources and the requirement for such personnel in post-disaster situations while responding to the massive earthquakes that devastated Haiti on January 12, 2010. Following the trip he contacted a group of his friends to assist him in forming ROWW with the purpose of filling this unmet need.
Since 2010, Reach Out Worldwode (ROWW) has been successfully fulfilling the unmet need domestically and internationally.