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Kaiser Permanente gives $1 million to Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts

Published: Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 - 11:28 pm

Kaiser Permanente said the Oakland-based nonprofit health care system is dedicating $1 million in cash and volunteer services to help residents in the Philippines recover from Typhoon Haiyan’s destructive path.

Score of doctors, nurses and other workers have volunteered to help with disaster relief, said Kaiser Permanente emergency room physician Vivian Reyes.

In addition to volunteer work, Kaiser will donate a total of $200,000 to five organizations: The American Red Cross; Doctors Without Borders; Mercy Corps; Relief International and Team Rubicon. Remaining funds, officials said, will be available to support recovery and rebuilding efforts in the devastated areas torn up by the typhoon.

Call The Bee’s Cynthia H. Craft, (916) 321-1270.

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Cynthia CraftCynthia H. Craft began her reporting and editing career in Columbus, Ohio, after graduating from Ohio State University. She worked at a Dallas, Texas, newspaper as an editor, and then at the Los Angeles Times, as an editor and Capitol Bureau correspondent. After working as editor in chief at the California Journal, Craft went to Lima, Peru, for three years as a visiting professor of journalism at Peruana Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas. She was a fellow in 2012 at the National Library for Medicine in Washington, D.C. at the National Institute for Health. She's currently The Sacramento Bee's senior writer on health, a position made possible by a grant from The California Endowment.

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