Reach Out Worldwide
STIHL Inc. is proud to announce it is now the exclusive handheld outdoor power equipment sponsor of Reach Out Worldwide (ROWW), a network of professionals with first-responder skill sets. The volunteers provide their expertise, in the United States and abroad, when natural disasters strike and augment local resources with the goal of accelerating relief efforts. STIHL, recognized as the “Official Chain Saw” during missions including relief for Hurricane Sandy victims, also provides equipment training in preparation for the local and international missions as part of the relationship.
Originally founded by actor and philanthropist Paul Walker, ROWW activates its deployments within hours and has a passion to aid the victims of disasters. The organization and its volunteers travel to affected areas and utilize skills including project management, logistics, heavy equipment operation, EMT paramedic training, firefighting, nursing and other first responder disciplines. STIHL provides the necessary outdoor power equipment tools to help the volunteers in their relief efforts and recovery processes, including chain saws, augers and cut-off machines.
See ROWW in action after the Oklahoma City tornado: