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

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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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Top Rated Comments

nwcs Avatar
151 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!
Score: 48 Votes (Like | Disagree)
samcraig Avatar
151 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.
Score: 47 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jasonxneo Avatar
151 months ago
Shame the money didnt go to a much more deserving causes.

What's more deserving than hurricane relief? :confused:
Score: 45 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sensation Avatar
151 months ago
Shame the money didnt go to a much more deserving causes.
Score: 39 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chagla Avatar
151 months ago
3 million from Samsung.

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

thanks both Apple + Samsung.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SatManager Avatar
151 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?
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)