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Kaiser Permanente gives $1 million to Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts

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.