The Touching Way Paul Walker's Family Keeps His Legacy Alive
"The mission to the Philippines was a life-changing experience for all involved," Reach Out Worldwide's Felicia Knox tells PEOPLE
Paul Walker touched millions of lives through his films, but he also made a lasting impact through the charity work he orchestrated far from the flashing bulbs of Hollywood.
Walker founded the non-profit Reach Out Worldwide [ROWW] after he served as part of a relief team that responded to the massive earthquakes that devastated Hati in January 2010.
“You put goodwill out there, it’s amazing what can be accomplished,” Walker said in a video celebrating the two-year anniversary of his charity, which shows doctors and aid workers going to far-flung places, from tornado-ravaged Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to a tsunami-devastated Indonesia.
Walker – who was ranked by DoSomething.org as the fourth-most-charitable celebrity of 2013 – was active in ROWW up until the very day he died, and now the actor’s brothers are making sure the Walker name remains hands-on with the charity.
“The mission to the Philippines was a life-changing experience for all involved,” ROWW’s Felicia Knox tells PEOPLE. “And being that Cody was a working paramedic on an ambulance prior to joining ROWW, the transition to ROWW has been a great fit.”
For more information on ROWW – which recently deployed a team to provide aid in Vanuatu in the wake of devastating Tropical Cyclone Pam – visit ROWW.org.