Apple Donating to Notre Dame Rebuilding Efforts in Paris After Historic Cathedral Damaged in Fire
Apple will be donating to Notre Dame rebuilding efforts to help restore the historic cathedral in Paris, according to a tweet from its CEO Tim Cook.
Notre Dame was significantly damaged in a fire on Monday. While the cause of the blaze remains unknown, the cathedral had been undergoing renovations, and at this point it is believed that it may have been accidental. Fortunately, reports indicate that no lives were lost in the fire, but at least one first responder is injured.
We are heartbroken for the French people and those around the world for whom Notre Dame is a symbol of hope. Relieved that everyone is safe. Apple will be donating to the rebuilding efforts to help restore Notre Dame’s precious heritage for future generations.🇫🇷 — Tim Cook (@tim_cook) April 16, 2019
Cook did not indicate how much Apple will donate to the efforts. Less than 24 hours after the fire, French billionaires and other companies have already pledged over $450 million to help rebuild Notre Dame.
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Tim CROOK on the other hand just thinks other people should deal with this stuff while he worries about things like stock, or managing the operations. What kind of CEO does that?
I'd also argue since the day of iTunes store's launch, artistic stewardship became an untold focus of Apple, and Jony Ive's near-insanity obsession with form confirms just that. Apple has been convincing the world it embodies art, and when a crisis situation like this one hits, making a statement is in Apple's interest.
Also don't forget the Notre Dame remains an engineering marvel. Apple products are engineering marvels. They go hand in hand.