Apple Donates $2.5 Million To American Red Cross For Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

After setting up a specialised webpage to accept donations for Hurricane Sandy, Apple, on behalf of its employees, has now donated $2.5 million to the American Red Cross for assisting in Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

9to5Mac has obtained an email from Apple CEO Tim Cook, in which he shares with Apple employees this piece of info. He also notes that iTunes users around the world have collectively raised “millions of dollars” for Sandy victims.

Here’s the email text:

Team:

For the past week, our thoughts have been with those affected by Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath. And Apple employees and customers the world over have raised millions of dollars toward the relief effort so far. But we can always do more.

That’s why, on behalf of all our employees, Apple is making a donation of $2.5 million to the American Red Cross to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief. We hope this contribution will help families, businesses, and communities recover and rebuild.

Tim Cook

November 8, 2012

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  • AT&T Rapes Me

    That’s cool

  • Hmmm?

    Did Apple donate or the employees? How much does Apple donate to charities? Never heard of them donating or sponsoring anything

    • http://rounak.me/ Rounak Jain

      Things changed under Tim Cook, I guess.

  • http://www.facebook.com/second.love Nhân Phan

    Well, Tim Cook is different from Steve Jobs.

  • Brad

    2.5 million is pocket change to Apple. They could have donated a lot more as a company.

  • anakin

    lol The company is worth 100 Billion dollars yet they only donate 2.5 million?

    Add this one to the LONG list of reasons why Apple sucks.