Kaiser gives $50k to victims of Oakland warehouse fire

A warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif., claimed the lives of at least 36 people over the weekend. Oakland-based Kaiser Permanente has made an initial contribution of $50,000 to support the recovery effort and help victims and their families.

Here is the full statement from Kaiser, issued Dec. 4: "On behalf of all of us at Kaiser Permanente, we are deeply saddened by the loss of life as a result of the Oakland warehouse fire and extend our sincere condolences for the victims and families of this tragedy. We are working with the City of Oakland and are announcing an initial contribution of $50,000 to help with recovery efforts and to assist victims and their families. We are committed to the Oakland community and will continue to work with the City to explore other ways we can support this effort."

The fire occurred during a dance party in a converted warehouse late Friday evening. The cause of the fire is still being investigated, according to Reuters. At least 36 people died in the fire as of Dec. 5, representing the greatest loss of life from a U.S. fire in more than a decade.

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