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:
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.
November 8, 2012