A portion of the proceeds from the upcoming home entertainment release of ‘Fast & Furious 6′ will be donated to Paul Walker’s non-profit, Reach Out WorldWide, Universal Pictures has announced. The organization is a network of professionals with first responder skill-sets who augment local expertise when natural disasters strike. The network, which the actor founded after witnessing deficiencies in local activations after the January 2010 Haiti earthquake, works to accelerate relief efforts.
“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,” said Donna Langley, the Chairman of Universal Pictures. “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.”
Universal decided to donate some of the proceeds following Walker’s death on Saturday afternoon, as the actor remained passionately devoted to the charity. The entertainment company will release the acclaimed action crime thriller on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and On Demand on December 10.
Walker’s family has requested that in lieu of flowers or other gifts, donations be made to support Reach Out worldWide. To make a donation, visit the organization’s official website.
Written by: Karen Benardello