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Hundreds of Kaiser Permanente Northwest employees participate in Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Service - 01/11/18

Hundreds of Kaiser Permanente Northwest employees participate in Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Service

When:
Tuesday, Jan. 16
9 a.m. - noon

Where:
Salem Free Clinic, 1300 Broadway Ave. NE #104 Salem, Ore., 97301

What:
With the help of multiple supporters, including Kaiser Permanente, Salem Free Clinic provides medical, dental and mental health services for uninsured patients. With over 400 volunteers and 5,000 patient visits per year, they bring hope and health to our community.

Visuals:
There is an opportunity to capture still photos and video of Dr. Suzanne Deschamps meeting with patients and providing care.

Background:
For the 14th consecutive year, Kaiser Permanente physicians, dentists and staff are celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day by rolling up their sleeves in remembrance of Dr. King's commitment to community service.

From Friday, Jan. 12 through Thursday, Jan. 18, more than 1100 Kaiser Permanente employees, friends and family members will volunteer at a total of 49 service projects across the Northwest region.

Who:
Dr. Suzanne Deschamps, Family Physician, Kaiser Permanente Northwest

Contact:
Karen Vitt, Media Communications Consultant
Mobile: 503-201-5399
Karen.A.Vitt@kp.org

Hundreds of Kaiser Permanente Northwest employees participate in Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Service - 01/11/18

Hundreds of Kaiser Permanente Northwest employees participate in Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Service

When:
Monday, January 15
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
2:50 p.m.: Kaiser Permanente Northwest President Ruth Brinkley will give closing remarks

Where:
Clark County Food Bank, 6502 NE 47th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98661

What:
Clark County Food Bank is a regional food bank that distributes 6 million pounds of food and 5 million meals a year. They partner with over 35 local agencies and programs to serve the food insecure in our community.

Visuals:
There is an opportunity to capture still photos and video of employees completing a variety of tasks including sorting, packaging, and stocking food items for the food bank.

Background:
For the 14th consecutive year, Kaiser Permanente physicians, dentists and staff are celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. day by rolling up their sleeves in remembrance of Dr. King's commitment to community service.

From Friday, January 12 through Thursday, January 18, more than 1100 Kaiser Permanente employees, friends, and family members will volunteer at a total of 49 service projects across the Northwest region.

Who:
Ruth Brinkley, President, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan of the Northwest
Frank Hurtarte, Vice President of Human Resources, Kaiser Permanente Northwest
Kaiser Permanente volunteers including employees, friends and family members.


Contact:
Liz Sauer, communications specialist
Mobile: 608-469-9250
elizabeth.w.sauer@kp.org

Hundreds of Kaiser Permanente Northwest employees participate in Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Service - 01/11/18

Hundreds of Kaiser Permanente Northwest employees participate in Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Service

When:
Monday, January 15
7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
12:15 p.m.: Kaiser Permanente Northwest President Ruth Brinkley will give remarks

Where:
Trillium Family Services Parry Center for Children, 3415 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97202

Visuals:
There is an opportunity to capture still photos and video of employees completing a variety of building improvement projects including painting, cleaning, and outdoor maintenance (weather permitting).

What:
The Parry Center for Children offers short-term, on-site psychiatric services for young people requiring 24-hour support for emotional and behavioral challenges. Volunteers will participate in a variety of building beautification projects.

Background:
For the 14th consecutive year, Kaiser Permanente physicians, dentists and staff are celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. day by rolling up their sleeves in remembrance of Dr. King's commitment to community service.

From Friday, January 12 through Thursday, January 18, more than 1100 Kaiser Permanente employees, friends, and family members will volunteer at a total of 49 service projects across the Northwest region.

Who:
100 Kaiser Permanente volunteers including employees, friends and family members
Ruth Brinkley, President, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan of the Northwest


Contact:
Liz Sauer, communications specialist
Mobile: 608-469-9250
elizabeth.w.sauer@kp.org