Stihl and its employees are saddened by the death of Paul Walker, an actor who personally thanked the company for its sponsorship of his "Reach Out Worldwide" group, according to this article. The organization helps victims of natural disasters, and Stihl provided chainsaws to support the cause, said Roger Phelps, a promotional communications manager who handles the company's sponsorships. Last spring, Walker personally thanked Stihl employees at the company's main office in Virginia Beach, Va., which was an unexpected gesture from a celebrity, Phelps said.

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