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Apple to Donate to Hurricane Michael Relief Efforts

Apple CEO Tim Cook tonight announced that Apple will be donating to recovery and relief efforts for those in the Gulf Coast region who are located in the path of Hurricane Michael.

Image via The Weather Channel

Hurricane Michael made landfall in Florida earlier today causing widespread devastation with winds up to 155 miles per hour. It is now making its way across Georgia and is expected to hit several states in the southeast, including Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia.


When the hurricane hit Florida, it was classified as a Category 4 storm, the strongest to hit the continental United States since Hurricane Andrew. It has now weakened to a Category 1 storm, but has done serious damage and left hundreds of thousands without power.


Cook did not say how much Apple plans to donate, but for other recent hurricane disasters, the company has provided $1 million in aid.



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6 days ago at 08:52 pm
You have to live a pretty miserable and lonely life if you complain about other people not donating enough.
Rating: 22 Votes
6 days ago at 08:47 pm

Is Apple owned by Timmy or shareholders all over the world?


It’s an American company. Despite the fact that they are massive and do business worldwide, they are American. It makes sense they focus more on natural disasters in their home country. I used Tim Cook to make that point.

Life must be hard when your always trying to find new controversies.
Rating: 13 Votes
6 days ago at 08:30 pm

Titli struck India at the same time. Will Apple do anything for India?


Did Tim Cook grow up in India and have a personal connection to it?
Rating: 13 Votes
6 days ago at 11:55 pm
I would speculate that Tim and other highly paid employees at Apple - along with highly paid people in general - give personally to charity and disaster relief aid but do so without need to broadcast their generosity.
Rating: 10 Votes
6 days ago at 08:17 pm
Whatever Apple gives, kudos. Every bit helps.
Rating: 10 Votes
6 days ago at 08:31 pm
Apple's default one million dollar donations to these mass catastrophes are increasingly insulting relative to their profits. As far as virtue-signaling goes, it's the least expensive thing they do all year.
Rating: 6 Votes
6 days ago at 09:19 pm

Titli struck India at the same time. Will Apple do anything for India?

Did you do anything for India?
Rating: 5 Votes
6 days ago at 08:31 pm

Apple's default one million dollar donations to these mass catastrophes are increasingly insulting relative to their profits. As far as virtue-signaling goes, it's the least expensive thing they do all year.


The amount hasn’t gone up but the frequency certainly has. Before it seemed like one natural disaster a year, with links to Red Cross for the rest, now it’s after almost every one.
Rating: 5 Votes
6 days ago at 09:13 pm
That’s a million more than me. Good for you, Apple.
Rating: 4 Votes
6 days ago at 11:52 pm

Apple's default one million dollar donations to these mass catastrophes are increasingly insulting relative to their profits. As far as virtue-signaling goes, it's the least expensive thing they do all year.


What a dreadful outlook. They have zero obligation to do anything.
Rating: 4 Votes

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