Apple Donating to Texas Relief Efforts

Apple CEO Tim Cook tonight announced that Apple plans to donate to local, community-based organizations across Texas to support relief efforts in the state.

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Houston, Texas on February 15. Image credit: Houston Chronicle/AP

Texas has been enduring harsh winter weather this week, with freezing temperatures and snow. The infrastructure has been unable to keep up with energy demands, and power has been out across much of the state.


Millions of people have been without electricity in cold temperatures, and in some areas, the water has become unsafe due to electrical failures. Pipes have also burst due to the extreme temperatures and lack of heat, leading to flooding in some homes.

Apple often donates money during natural disasters and has donated several times to fund wildfire relief in California over the course of the last year.

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vicviper789 Avatar
2 weeks ago
They should donate some 2016 Intel MacBooks to use as space heaters :)
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nanosaur Avatar
2 weeks ago

I’ll probably get hate for feeling bad for the people that live there. It’s a shame the largest energy producer in the US intentionally didn’t build their infrastructure to share with the grid because now the grid can’t help the people that rely on that power. I bet the blackouts roll right past some neighborhoods.
I hope you don't get hate for empathy!


TBH though I don't think many places with Texas' climate would have handled this significantly better. Regions adapt to what they know - it's how northern areas don't grind to a halt in the winter, but if they get freakishly hot summers they get rolling blackouts from the air conditioners or just don't have them, and areas that get forrest fires once in a couple decades don't have enough response.

I've been fortunate enough to have lived in a few different countries in the northern and southern hemisphere and almost universally when the weather goes this far out of spec it's a total poop show and you get people asking questions like why texas doesn't have enough snow plows with a straight face
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
4jasontv Avatar
2 weeks ago
I’ll probably get hate for feeling bad for the people that live there. It’s a shame the largest energy producer in the US intentionally didn’t build their infrastructure to share with the grid because now the grid can’t help the people that rely on that power. I bet the blackouts roll right past some neighborhoods.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Vol Braakzakje Avatar
2 weeks ago
And yet Americans think they live in the best country of the world. It’s miles behind Europe.
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cmaier Avatar
2 weeks ago

And yet Americans think they live in the best country of the world. It’s miles behind Europe.
Or ahead. Depends on what longitude you use as your starting point.
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McG2k1 Avatar
2 weeks ago

And yet Americans think they live in the best country of the world. It’s miles behind Europe.
Europeans definitely lead the hemisphere in trolls.
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