Paul Walker - Actor And Animal Rescue Advocate– RIP
Compawssion would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of actor Paul Walker. The 40-year-old Fast & Furious star died in a fiery car crash in Southern California on November 30th, Saturday afternoon.
Walker was the passenger in a Porsche Carrera GT, driven by his racing team partner, Roger Rodus. They slammed into a light pole and burst into flames in a Valencia, Santa Clarita office park. Roger Rodus also died, and our condolences go out to his family and friends.
The car accident took place just a few hundred yards from the shop owned by Rodus. Both Walker and Rodus attended a holiday toy drive there for Walker’s charity, REACH OUT Worldwide, to help survivors of victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
The Charity Toy Drive invite read: “During the holiday season, many economically disadvantaged children from around the world are faced with the same dilemma year after year; the lacking of joy and cheer. Our goal here is to be able to provide aid to these less fortunate children in hopes of helping them grow up to become confident, responsible and productive young adults.”
Paul Walker was an avid philanthropist. He founded the REACH OUT Worldwide charity in 2010 to aid people affected by natural disasters. REACH OUT Worldwide is a quick-response, mobile first aid organization aiding in rescue and recovery after major natural disasters around the globe. When Mother Nature deals a striking blow, communities are suddenly thrust into survival mode while dealing with injuries, death, missing persons and devastating destruction. Formed by Paul Walker in 2010, REACH OUT Worldwide aims to mobilize quickly and travel to affected areas, sending qualified team members including doctors, EMT's, paramedics, and search and rescue professionals to provide first aid, medical supplies, water filters, and other life-saving necessities. They join rescue and recovery efforts to help ease the pain of those affected.
- Richard Schwartz