Apple Accepting Donations for Louisiana Flood Relief
Apple has added banners to its U.S. website, iTunes Store, and App Store encouraging customers to donate to the American Red Cross to help support people who have been affected by the widespread flooding in southern Louisiana.
Donation tiers available include $5, $10, $25, $50, $100 and $200, with all proceeds from donations sent to the American Red Cross. All transactions are processed as iTunes or App Store purchases.
Flooding in Louisiana, which started last week after torrential rainfall, have damaged more than 40,000 houses and left many thousands of people without homes. More than 20 parishes have been affected, and in many of the areas, flood insurance was not common because they weren't known flood zones. The Red Cross has called the Louisiana flooding the worst natural disaster in the United States since Hurricane Sandy.
Apple often puts out a call for donations for disaster relief. In the past, Apple has collected Red Cross iTunes donations for the 2016 fires in Alberta, the 2015 Nepal earthquake, the refugee and migration crisis in the Mediterranean sea, the 2013 Philippines typhoon, and more.
Top Rated Comments
If you go Apple's web site, you will see this (screenshot) at the bottom where you can click to donate. It seems pretty obvious Apple is trying to get the word out on this to help raise money.
Do you seriously think Apple is taking a 30% fee for this or are you just trolling?
How about you matching funds of MacRumors members who give to those in need? After all, if you cared at all...
It is amazing how many here are taking the time to bash Apple for doing something good.
This thread isn't about whether or not Apple employees are focusing more of their efforts on product development etc.
This thread isn't about whether or not Apple gives an amount of money to charity to those in need, that the select few here at Macrumors see fit to overanalyze and disparage, because Apple is a large corporation.
This thread is about making people aware of the need in Louisiana. If you would like to give to those in need via the manner posted, please do. If not, there are other ways that you can help, instead of nitpicking and bashing Apple.