In a segment taped for Monday’s episode of Ellen, Ellen DeGeneres reveals that JCPenney—which tapped the host to be a spokeswoman last year—is donating $10,000 to the late actor’s Reach Out Worldwide, the nonprofit foundation he launched to help mobilize aid workers when natural disasters strike.
“The passing of actor Paul Walker was heartbreaking, he had been on our show a few times, he had welcomed [staffer Jeannie Klisiewicz] and a viewer at the premiere of Fast & Furious in London,” Ellen recalled.
“Paul was a great guy, he was a humanitarian who started his own charity after the earthquake in Haiti. It’s called Reach Out Worldwide, and since this is the season of giving, you can go to our website and find out how to donate, and today JCPenney is donating $10,000 in Paul’s name to his charity.
“Thanks for that,” she said, hoisting an oversize check inscribed with “In Memory of Paul Walker.”
The actor’s good deeds have been at the forefront of people’s memories since his death in a car crash on Nov. 30.
Earlier this week, ROWW posted a video montage of Walker’s humanitarian trips around the world featuring the star’s own words as audio.
“It was everything that I’d always wanted, doing something to help people that really need it,” he’s heard saying. “You put good will out there, it’s amazing what can be accomplished.”\
And it’s amazing how much this video will both make you smile and tear up at the same time.
Family members and close friends gathered Saturday to pay respects at a private funeralat Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills.
The previous weekend, thousands of fans and car enthusiasts packed a public memorial in Santa Clarita, Calif., parading their Fast & Furious-inspired rides in tribute at the crash site where Walker and friend and business partner Roger Rodas died.
Follow @Infocelebrity on Twitter!
Like us on Facebook!