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Reach Out WorldWide

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What is poverty? Depending upon where you live, the definition of poverty could vary significantly. In the U.S., we tend to define poverty as not having enough money for life’s necessities such as food, clothing, shelter or medical needs. In other countries, poverty is much bigger than money. It is also about not having the physical means in which to better one’s life. There are many areas of the world where the most basic needs like clean drinking water, proper sanitation and medical care are just not available. When disaster strikes, the people living in these already disadvantaged areas are thrust into situations where death is almost always imminent.
Reach Out WorldWide (“ROWW”) was started by a group of 6 men in California. They who flew to Haiti and volunteered to help in whatever way they could after a massive earthquake devastated the country on January 12, 2010. While working in Haiti as medical aid volunteers the group recognized the need for skilled people, supplies and urgency for a faster response when natural disasters strike. After returning to the United States from Haiti the 6 men, Lucas Wimer, Paul Walker, Jesse Brisendine, Dave Marquez, Christian Urzua and John Cloughton formed ROWW. The foundation of the organization was built upon the experiences they had while in Haiti. ROWW was born from a simple idea which recognized the need for an immediate response to people in need and; that by working together they could make a difference. "You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” is a quote by John Bunyan that the founders of ROWW each believe.
Initially, the organization was funded by a single donor who is credited as its founder, actor and producer Paul Walker. ...

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