"When you put good will out there, it's amazing what can be accomplished." - PW
Reach Out WorldWide (ROWW) is an agile group of first-responders and other professionals in the medical and construction related fields who augment local expertise when natural disasters strike in order to accelerate relief efforts. Our mission is to deploy quickly and efficiently so that we are able impact as many people as possible in the most effective way we can. We are often the first type of assistance a village/town has seen.
The foundation of ROWW was laid on personal relationships with everyone sharing the same common goal of making something greater than themselves. For Paul, it was about the journey and leading those around him on the path to something bigger. He believed in people and wanted to create a platform for people to excel and to help other people.
It would have been far easier and cheaper for Paul to put his face on an existing organization and check in from time to time, but he didn't. He chose to get dropped off from a helicopter in Haiti, during a very unstable time, without a plan in hopes to personally help those in need. He accomplished his goal and was hooked. Next he shifted his schedule around to go to aid those in need in Chile. Again he not only funded the trip but gave his own time. After a few more deployments he was finally at peace with his profession as he knew it was allowing ROWW to exist.
So what is ROWW? ROWW is a platform for like-minded individuals to make a difference in other people's lives. It started as an idea and has transformed into a culture equally benefiting the volunteer as much as the people they are assisting. It's the journey from here to there. It's turning the "I generation" into a "good will generation". It's giving good people not just a voice but a chance to act. It has become far greater than any one member. It has become a small symbol of hope.
Among the ROWW volunteers
Late Paul Walker was also join as a volunteer in the ROWW