BENEFITING: REACH OUT WORLDWIDE
EVENT DATE: Mar 31, 2014
This year, I will be turning 28. Not a huge milestone or anything but another year happy to be alive. Another year, where I have a good job, a roof over my son and my head, food in the fridge and great loved ones by our side. Those who know me, know how passionate I am about helping out those in need.
That is why, this year for my birthday, I have decided to raise money for a wonderful charity called Reach Out WorldWide.
I, like others was so sad after the passing of actor/producer/Philanthropist Paul Walker. Not only did he entertain us with his movies, he was also trying to make the world a better place. He was just as beautiful on the inside as the outside. He started his charity ROWW back in 2010, four years ago to this day, to help people in need after devastation had hit.
ROWW is a non-profit registered 501(c)3 organization. While part of a relief team responding to the massive earthquakes that devastated Haiti on January 12, 2010; Paul Walker saw a gap between the availability of skillled resources and the requirement for such personnel in post-disaster situations. Following the trip Paul Walker contacted a group of his friends to assist him in forming Reach Out WorldWide (ROWW) with the purpose of filling the unmet need. ROWW operates on the philosophy that by making a difference in just one person's life, the world has been changed for the better.
ROWW has so far provided aid for the Illinois tornadoes, typhoon Haiyan, Oklahoma City tornado, Alabama Tornado, Indonesia tsunami, Philippines typhoon, Chile earthquake, and the Haiti earthquake.
I know it’s hard to find extra money and it can be stressful trying to budget money. But I can guarantee if you were to even donate $1, you would feel better knowing your money is going towards children and their families that have been left homeless, hungry, and in need of medical attention due to tragedy.
This earth has lost a great human being, but we can all learn from this and do more for each other ... whether it’s for this charity or any other. We only have this life, let’s make it meaningful!!
"When you put good will out there, its amazing what can be accomplished."