As a world traveler, Paul had been witnessing the intense impact of disasters in some of his favorite locations.
“I’m a doer, and whether it was the tsunami in Sri Lanka or the earthquake in Indonesia, I was always saying, I should be there; I should be helping out.”
Upon arriving in Haiti, Paul and his team developed a strategy: “as soon as we hit, we want to be as effective as possible.” When a disaster strikes, seconds can make the difference between life and death. The team quickly learned that preparation and utilization of smaller tactical groups created greater mobility, therefore accelerating successful execution of their relief efforts. This approach became the core mission of Reach Out Worldwide.
WHERE WE ARE
From our inception in Haiti, Reach Out Worldwide, also known as ROWW, has continued to expand by initiating and participating in multiple rescue missions around the world. Our unique approach to disaster relief includes: cultivating a global database of professionally trained and certified first responders, such as: doctors, nurses, emergency management technician’s, paramedics, firefighters, logistics coordinators (specialists), and equipment operators. This prepared, on call network of specifically skilled volunteers allows Reach Out Worldwide’s rescue teams to optimize efficiency and mobility, often navigating remote and isolated disaster areas, where the most critical and immediate relief efforts are needed. The deployed team then works side-by-side with local medical outlets and agencies to augment the existing systems for emergency protocol and recovery.
ROWW arrives ready to ease the survivors’ pain, disperse clean water, medicine and other basic necessities to bring hope in the bleakest of circumstances. In Alabama, it was helping clear debris from roads and properties so people could get back into their homes. In Indonesia, it was restoring the people back to health. In Chile, it was both of those. Whatever it takes to help the local authorities and agencies expedite that process, ROWW offers expertise and support to help with the restoration to normalcy.
With any disaster event deployment, ROWW’s philosophy is: “by making a difference in just one person’s life, the world has been changed for the better, whether in mainstream USA or remote island chains with no media attention.”
Upon withdrawing from the disaster area, the team’s impact continues, leaving behind a legacy of collective skills and knowledge that have empowered the local people, their government, and all agencies who will continue to execute preparedness for future events.
WHERE WE ARE GOING
Reach Out Worldwide continues to evolve as a leader in the disaster relief sector by incorporating the latest medical practices, logistical operations, incorporating tooling and equipment, and prudently aligning with teams of professionals who are accomplished in their industries and fields of expertise.
“We’re only on the earth for a short period of time. I want to take my success and parlay it into something bigger and better. As a father, my hope and goal is to help create a sustainable organization that will endure for the benefit of future generations. You put goodwill out there, it’s amazing what can be accomplished”.
Co-Founder Reach Out Worldwide