Fast & Furious 6 DVD proceeds to be donated to Paul Walker's charity
Story by Jack Foley
THE proceeds from the DVD sales of Fast & Furious 6 are to be donated to late actor Paul Walker’s non-profit Reach Out WorldWide organisation.
The actor had been coming from a fundraising event on Saturday (November 30, 2013) when he was killed in a traffic accident. The 40-year-old had been a passenger in the Porsche.
Reach Out WorldWide is a a network of professionals with first responder skills who seek to supplement local expertise when natural disasters strike, thereby accelerating relief efforts.
Walker founded the non-profit organisaation after the January 2010 Haiti earthquake, following which he travelled to the country to offer support.
In announcing that part of the proceeds will be donated to Reach Out, Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley said in a statement: “With the passing of Paul, the world has lost a man who spent a great deal of his life in service to others. We share in the deep grief of his family, friends and the countless fans who love him.
“We keep Paul’s memory alive and honor his legacy through continued support of Reach Out WorldWide, the nonprofit he founded to give hope to those who must rebuild after they have experienced natural disasters.”
Walker’s family has also requested that in lieu of flowers or other gifts, any donations be made to support his charity. To find out more, visit Reach Out Worldwide online.
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