Apple to Donate $1 Million to Earthquake Recovery Efforts in Mexico

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Apple CEO Tim Cook this afternoon announced on Twitter that Apple plans to donate $1 million to recovery efforts in Mexico. "While there is life, there is hope," Cook wrote in the tweet announcing the donation.

On Tuesday, a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit Central Mexico, causing widespread devastation in Mexico City and surrounding states. Hundreds of people died in the disaster as buildings and structures collapsed. The earthquake followed a magnitude 8.1-earthquake that hit the southern coast of the country earlier this month.



Apple's $1 million donation to help recovery efforts in Mexico comes following Apple's efforts to raise more than $8 million for hurricane relief efforts in states and countries affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.

As of August, Apple had raised more than $3 million both through its own donations, donations from employees, and donations from customers, and on September 8, Apple donated another $5 million to Hand in Hand, a benefit held for hurricane relief. Apple is still accepting Hand in Hand donations through iTunes.

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38 months ago
To our Mexican friends in this time of need: When the chips are down, we 'gringos' love you after all.

Good move Tim, an example for us to follow.
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38 months ago
But people will still say: STICK JUST TO PRODUCTS TIM!
I'm Mexican and I'm glad they make this kind of donations.
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38 months ago
Nice that they gave it but giving 1 million would be like one of us giving a penny I would expect them do do a little more with all that they have. I have seen multiple kids doing there part by having lemonade sales to support relief efforts.

CRS has a 94% giving rate, which is one of the highest.

https://support.crs.org/donate/mexico-earthquake?utm_source=crs.org&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=mexico-earthquake&utm_content=hero&_ga=2.267343052.375289006.1506032015-869777441.1504747250

I can 2nd this, just had a collection at church to directly support there hurricane relief efforts. I am sure that they could use the money with multiple hurricanes and this earthquake in such a short amount of time.
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38 months ago
For those wanting to donate, try donating to “Topos” (Moles) they are and independent organization that helps in cases like this. Much better than donating to government agencies.
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38 months ago

Probably Red Cross.

Not the Red Cross. Try local charities if possible.
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38 months ago

Probably Red Cross.

Probably not. Do you really trust them after they blew millions of donated dollars for Haiti relief?
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