Kaiser Permanente puts $1M toward Harvey relief

Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente donated $1 million to relief and recovery efforts for Hurricane Harvey victims.

Half of the donation is going to the American Red Cross for immediate needs such as healthcare, shelter and food, while the other $500,000 is going to Mental Health America of Greater Houston to provide mental health and emotional support for those affected by Harvey, according to Kaiser.

"Our hearts go out to the thousands of people who've been displaced by this hurricane — especially those most vulnerable — who've lost their homes, their life's belongings and in some cases, their loved ones," said Bechara Choucair, MD, senior vice president and chief community health officer for Kaiser. "We felt it was critically important to support mental health services in addition to relief aid. We know that beyond the physical damage of this storm, those affected will feel the mental and emotional impact of this storm long after the waters recede."

 

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