Kaiser Permanente Hawaii donating $50K to tsunami relief efforts

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Kaiser Permanente Hawaii announced Wednesday that it will donate $50,000 to tsunami relief efforts.

A donation of $25,000 will be made to the Japan-America Society as part of the "Aloha for Japan" campaign. The other $25,000 will be donated to the American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter for local disaster preparedness and response.

"We extend our deepest sympathy to the people of Japan," Kaiser Permanente Hawaii president Janet Liang said. "They have displayed remarkable strength, courage, and dignity through this terrible tragedy and we hope our donation helps with rebuilding for the many families affected. Additionally, the events of the last few weeks are a powerful reminder of our vulnerability as an island community, so we must also be prepared."

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