Reach Out Worldwide Inc

When you put good will out there, it's amazing what can be accomplished.

aka ROWW   |   Pasadena, CA   |  roww.org

Mission

Reach Out WorldWide is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that deploys teams of highly-skilled volunteers across the globe to assist in relief efforts after a disaster strikes. Since our founding, Reach Out WorldWide (ROWW) has grown to be an agile group of first-responders and other professionals in the medical and construction-related fields. We keep our deployment teams small to deploy quickly and efficiently. Once on the ground, our mission is to reach as many people as possible in the most effective way we can. ROWW targets those hard to reach communities and is often the first, or only, organization providing relief in these areas. Our work takes our response teams off the beaten path and to where local resources are overwhelmed.

Ruling year info

2010

CEO

Mr. Cody Walker

Board Member

Mr. Ron Dorfman

Main address

3452 East Foothill Blvd #125

Pasadena, CA 91107 USA

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EIN

27-3237943

NTEE code info

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We keep our deployment teams small to deploy quickly and efficiently. Once on the ground, our mission is to reach as many people as possible in the most effective way we can. ROWW targets those hard to reach communities and is often the first, or only, organization providing relief in these areas. Our work takes our response teams off the beaten path and to where local resources are overwhelmed. ROWW aims to fulfill the unmet need for relief between the onset of a disaster and the time it takes for much larger relief efforts to respond.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Nepal Earthquake

Immediate response deployment to the April Earthquake in Nepal

Population(s) Served
Adults

Response to May flooding in Texas

Population(s) Served
Adults

Demolition of 1-2 story structures that are in need of coming down in the Sindupalchok area.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Back to School/Holiday Drive

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

After a third major hurricane, Hurricane Maria, made her way through the Caribbean this fall, we sent a team into Puerto Rico. Our team assisted with immediate needs such as water filtration, food and supply distribution, medical aid, generator maintenance, and debris and access way clearing. During the short time we were there, we were able to provide water filtration devices capable of delivering over 13 million gallons of clean water to regions of Puerto Rico where no other sources have been made available.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Once on the ground, our mission is to reach as many people as possible in the most effective way we can. ROWW targets those hard to reach communities and is often the first, or only, organization providing relief in these areas. Our work takes our response teams off the beaten path and to where local resources are overwhelmed. ROWW aims to fulfill the unmet need for relief between the onset of a disaster and the time it takes for much larger relief efforts to respond.

We keep our deployment teams small to deploy quickly and efficiently. In order to provide efficient and top-quality assistance to victims of a natural disaster, part of our mission is always deploying with highly skilled volunteers and professionals in their field. Internationally, we send teams of doctors, paramedics, firefighters, and other EMS professionals. Domestically, we also rely heavily on our firefighter volunteer base and recruit volunteers in construction-related fields.

In order to provide efficient and top-quality assistance to victims of a natural disaster, part of our mission is always deploying with highly skilled volunteers and professionals in their field. Internationally, we send teams of doctors, paramedics, firefighters, and other EMS professionals. Domestically, we also rely heavily on our firefighter volunteer base and recruit volunteers in construction-related fields.

Most recently our teams provided relief efforts in response to Hurricanes Harvey in Texas, Irma in Florida and Maria in Puerto Rico. We assisted with search and rescue, first aid, debris removal, muck and gut, and provided water filtration services. You can view a full overview of ROWW's responses since 2010 at www.roww.org.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Victims of natural disasters, volunteers

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    SMS text surveys, Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Reach Out Worldwide Inc

Board of directors
as of 7/22/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ron Dorfman

WRS Lawyers

Term: 2010 -


Board co-chair

Gary Margolis

Gary Margolis, CPA

Term: 2010 -

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/22/2021,

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/22/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.