We committed $1.65 million to help our communities destroyed or damaged by the 2018 California wildfires.
"It is times like these when Kaiser Permanente leans in to fulfill our commitment to the health of our communities we serve," said Bechara Choucair, MD, chief community health officer, Kaiser Permanente.
Specifically, we're providing up to $1 million to the American Red Cross and other organizations that are helping the victims of the Camp Fire in Northern California.
In Southern California, we gave $500,000 to the United Way of Greater Los Angeles for immediate relief efforts and longer-term recovery. Another $150,000 went to Ventura County Community Foundation.
But our support didn't stop there: We deployed medical and nursing volunteers to provide care to displaced families and seniors now living in shelters. We also provided crisis support groups.