HONOLULU — In a check presentation today, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii donated $50,000 to the Filipino Community Center (FilCom Center) to benefit the disaster victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan, as part of the Aloha for Philippines relief effort. The donation will have a $100,000 impact, thanks to the Consuelo Foundation, which has pledged to match contributions up to $2 million.
“The devastation in the Philippines is profound and our hearts and prayers go out to the victims,” said Jason Hall, chief administrative officer, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii. “Many of our employees and members have family and friends in the affected areas and we remain mindful of the challenges they continue to face as they recover from this terrible tragedy.We hope this contribution will help them rebuild and lift their spirits during a difficult time.”
- Read blog entries of Kaiser Permanente physicians and nurses as they work on bringing relief to the Philippines on our blog “Dispatches From…“
Nationally, Kaiser Permanente has pledged up to $1 million to several non-profit organizations to help with relief and recovery. More than 250 Kaiser Permanente physicians, nurses and other employees volunteered to assist, with many on the ground only days after the typhoon providing care to victims.
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