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Apple Donates $2.5 Million to American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief

9to5Mac shares an email sent to Apple employees by CEO Tim Cook announcing that the company has donated $2.5 million to the American Red Cross in support of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
Team:

For the past week, our thoughts have been with those affected by Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath. And Apple employees and customers the world over have raised millions of dollars toward the relief effort so far. But we can always do more.

That's why, on behalf of all our employees, Apple is making a donation of $2.5 million to the American Red Cross to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief. We hope this contribution will help families, businesses, and communities recover and rebuild.

Tim Cook
November 8, 2012

Apple's own donation comes in addition to its program facilitating donations from iTunes Store users. Under that program, users can donate by simply clicking a button in the iTunes Store, with the amount of the donation being charged to the credit card on file for their account. Apple is not taking a cut of those donations, passing 100% of the amount along to the American Red Cross.

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23 months ago

Shame the money didnt go to a much more deserving causes.


Shame that you are the sole decider of what constitutes a worthy cause... Oh wait, you aren't!
Rating: 48 Votes
23 months ago

Shame the money didnt go to a much more deserving causes.


What a disgusting comment to make. What's a "shame" is your inhumanity.
Rating: 47 Votes
23 months ago

Shame the money didnt go to a much more deserving causes.


What's more deserving than hurricane relief? :confused:
Rating: 45 Votes
23 months ago
Shame the money didnt go to a much more deserving causes.
Rating: 39 Votes
23 months ago
3 million from Samsung.

http://www.samsung.com/us/news/20309

thanks both Apple + Samsung.
Rating: 21 Votes
23 months ago

Shame the money didnt go to a much more deserving causes.


I knew someone would have to complain about it. What cause could be more important than helping your fellow citizen in time of great need?
Rating: 21 Votes
23 months ago
this is like me or you giving a beggar a few pennies, id have been impressed if it had 2.5 Billion with a B..
Rating: 19 Votes
23 months ago
Sorry I just had to:



(From this thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1480594)

:rolleyes:
Rating: 18 Votes
23 months ago
This is disgusting. 2.5 million for a company that has 100 plus BILLION in CASH! All you people saying its nice of apple have no logic for money and how much apple is really worth. You are talking about one of the biggest disasters in US History and apple throws a little 2.5 million dollar check on the table and says "ok we did our part"

Like someone mention earlier this is pennies. It's almost sad in the sense that most of the people who were effected own apple products and the best apple can do is 2.5 million? Yet they spent 3 BILLION to bail out Sharp a non US company?

Sorry guys you won't find a bigger fan of their products as me but their business motto and how they are starting to operate is really getting annoying.
Rating: 16 Votes
23 months ago
Would have been hilarious if they donated $2.5 million in iTunes giftcards.
Rating: 15 Votes

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