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.

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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.

Top Rated Comments

macs4nw Avatar
68 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.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chetttos Avatar
68 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.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Darien Red Sox Avatar
68 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.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LordQ Avatar
68 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.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
supremedesigner Avatar
68 months ago
Probably Red Cross.
Not the Red Cross. Try local charities if possible.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
btrach144 Avatar
68 months ago
Probably Red Cross.
Probably not. Do you really trust them after they blew millions of donated dollars for Haiti relief?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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