Reach Out Worldwide helps provide skilled first-responder relief to victims of natural disasters
Universal will donate a portion of the proceeds from the home entertainment sales of “Fast & Furious 6″ to Paul Walker‘s charity Reach Out WorldWide, which connects a network of skilled first-responders to the victims of natural disasters.
Walker died in a fiery car crash on Saturday while en route back to an event for the charity. He founded the organization in 2010 after witnessing the deleterious effects of a slow response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti.
“Fast & Furious 6″ will become available on Blu-Ray, DVD, On Demand and digital storefronts Dec. 10. The movie was one of the year’s most successful films, grossing $788.7 million at the global box office.
“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,” Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley said in a statement. “We keep Paul’s memory alive and honor his legacy through continued support of Reach Out WorldWide, the non-profit he founded to give hope to those who must rebuild after they have experienced natural disasters.”
Walker’s family has requested that anyone who wishes to send flowers or gifts make a donation to the charity instead.