Apple to Donate to Hurricane Ida Relief and Recovery Efforts

Apple will be donating to Hurricane Ida relief and recovery efforts on the ground after the devastating category four storm made landfall in Louisiana over the weekend, according to a tweet from Apple CEO Tim Cook.

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"Our thoughts are with everyone in Hurricane Ida's path, especially those sheltering in Louisiana, and we're grateful for the first responders who are helping keep communities safe," said Cook. He did not provide any further details about the donation plans, including how much money the company will be donating or to who and where the funds will be distributed.


Hurricane Ida made landfall near Port Fourchon, Louisiana on Sunday with 150 mph wind speeds, becoming the second most intense hurricane to strike the U.S. state, behind only Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The storm has caused extensive damage in parts of Louisiana and resulted in nearly one million people being without power in New Orleans and elsewhere.

Apple routinely donates to relief efforts following natural disasters around the world, such as hurricanes, floods, and wildfires.

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marco114 Avatar
3 weeks ago
I feel bad for the people down there. At some point, people need to decide if it's worth rebuilding every few years or (year).
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BGPL Avatar
3 weeks ago
I'm donating too. I'm going to say how much, but I'm donating to relief and recovery efforts.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Maconplasma Avatar
3 weeks ago

It would be interesting to know how many large companies are making similar efforts. Apple is financially strong and I think it is appropriate that they provide such support, public relations or not.
All large companies are financially strong enough to help out in disasters. I disagree with you stating that it's appropriate for Apple to provide support. Why? We have a government with a treasury that American citizens pay taxes to keep funded. Apple is just a tech company. They don't have to come to everyone's rescue just because they are financially strong. Perhaps if it was another tech company that much of the world relied upon that was going under due to disasters then I could see Apple along with other tech companies pooling together to help the company recover but I'm not going to expect a tech company to save the world every time a natural disaster happens. I see Apple doing that a lot but I still don't expect that of them.
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Bluetoot- Avatar
3 weeks ago

Is Louisiana habitable anymore? I understand that families there have memories and call the place home but the place is keep getting destroyed and is getting dangerous.
I’d rather die than have to live anywhere else.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jk73 Avatar
3 weeks ago

All large companies are financially strong enough to help out in disasters. I disagree with you stating that it's appropriate for Apple to provide support. Why? We have a government with a treasury that American citizens pay taxes to keep funded. Apple is just a tech company. They don't have to come to everyone's rescue just because they are financially strong. Perhaps if it was another tech company that much of the world relied upon that was going under due to disasters then I could see Apple along with other tech companies pooling together to help the company recover but I'm not going to expect a tech company to save the world every time a natural disaster happens. I see Apple doing that a lot but I still don't expect that of them.
Exactly right. And it’s not Apple’s or Tim Cook’s money. It’s the shareholders’ money.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Johnny907 Avatar
3 weeks ago

I feel bad for the people down there. At some point, people need to decide if it's worth rebuilding every few years or (year).
I felt the same way after Katrina. I understand the history of the place but watching them drop millions rebuilding in flood plain zones had me shaking my head.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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