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Kaiser Permanente Contributes $20,000 to Hawai‘i Island Recovery

May 17, 2018, 9:40 AM HST (Updated May 17, 2018, 9:40 AM)
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Kaiser Permanente Hawai‘i announces they have donated $10,000 each to the Salvation Army Hawai‘i and Red Cross Hawai‘i to support local disaster relief services for Hawai‘i Island residents affected by the Kīlauea volcanic eruption.

Danna Wood, RN, senior clinic manager of Kaiser Permanente Hilo & Waimea Clinics, volunteering at an American Red Cross shelter on Hawaii Island with husband Jason Wood. (Courtesy Photo)

The lava flow that began Thursday, May 3, 2018, forced the evacuation of 1,800 residents living in lower Puna. Red Cross Hawai‘i is providing food, toiletries, blankets, health and mental health services at shelters in Pāhoa and Kea‘au for more than 200 displaced residents. The Salvation Army Hawai‘i is coordinating donations of food, clothing and water, delivering supplies and providing additional disaster relief services.

“During emergencies like these, the Salvation Army Hawai‘i and Red Cross Hawai‘i provide essential services and support that help local communities in the recovery effort,” said Frank Richardson, vice president of legal, government and community relations at Kaiser Permanente Hawai‘i. “We’re proud to support these organizations as they continue to provide relief and hope to our neighbors on Hawai‘i Island.”

Kaiser Permanente Hawai‘i is also encouraging employees to donate to Salvation Army Hawai‘i or Red Cross Hawai‘i to support recovery efforts on Hawai‘i Island.

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