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Old Nov 9, 2012, 09:06 AM   #1
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Apple Donates $2.5 Million to American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief




9to5Mac shares an email sent to Apple employees by CEO Tim Cook announcing that the company has donated $2.5 million to the American Red Cross in support of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
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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
Apple's own donation comes in addition to its program facilitating donations from iTunes Store users. Under that program, users can donate by simply clicking a button in the iTunes Store, with the amount of the donation being charged to the credit card on file for their account. Apple is not taking a cut of those donations, passing 100% of the amount along to the American Red Cross.

Article Link: Apple Donates $2.5 Million to American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 09:08 AM   #2
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 09:08 AM   #3
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Good for Apple.
Hopefully this money helps the victims quickly.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 09:09 AM   #4
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I salute you, Tim. Nice to hear someone with a heart is in the driver's seat.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 09:11 AM   #5
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Shame the money didnt go to a much more deserving causes.
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Shame the money didnt go to a much more deserving causes.
What's more deserving than hurricane relief?
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 09:26 AM   #7
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What's more deserving than hurricane relief?
clearly the hurricane did not effect him.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 01:12 PM   #8
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What's more deserving than hurricane relief?
I don't know, maybe THOUSANDS of children dying in Africa each day because of malnutrition, no medical care, ... But our thoughts go to people who don't have electricity and gas.
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Shame the money didnt go to a much more deserving causes.
Such as? Not to say there isn't but you have people displaced now because of a natural disaster; how is it not money well spent?


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I'm curious what all those people who eviscerated Apple in the thread about the iTunes donations will have to say now? So quick to blame without facts...
Apple did the iTunes donate thing for Katrina I think. Who cares what people say but it is not "quick to blame" when the donation system was opened well before this donation came to be.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 09:14 AM   #10
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Very nice to see the company donate like that.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 09:16 AM   #11
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Apple did the iTunes donate thing for Katrina I think. Who cares what people say but it is not "quick to blame" when the donation system was opened well before this donation came to be.
They did it for Katrina and they did it for Sandy. And people were quick to say Apple wasn't doing anything special in both cases. And they were wrong.
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Shame the money didnt go to a much more deserving causes.
Shame that you are the sole decider of what constitutes a worthy cause... Oh wait, you aren't!
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Shame the money didnt go to a much more deserving causes.
I knew someone would have to complain about it. What cause could be more important than helping your fellow citizen in time of great need?
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Shame the money didnt go to a much more deserving causes.
What a disgusting comment to make. What's a "shame" is your inhumanity.
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I knew someone would have to complain about it. What cause could be more important than helping your fellow citizen in time of great need?
Exactly. I'd rather give money to someone displaced like this.

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I knew someone would have to complain about it. What cause could be more important than helping your fellow citizen in time of great need?
Something to prevent times of great need.
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Shame the money didnt go to a much more deserving causes.
And you know this how? You work at Apple?
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 09:21 AM   #18
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Would have been hilarious if they donated $2.5 million in iTunes giftcards.
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Too little too late. For a company with this market cap apple still pales to others.
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Shame the money didnt go to a much more deserving causes.
I was fully expecting to come into this thread and see a comment like this. *shakes head*
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 09:22 AM   #21
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oh who cares if a post like that is in this thread. Its the internet its a given.



Samsung to donate 3 million just to top that 2.5
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That's Tim's lunch money.

I kid, I kid.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 09:50 AM   #23
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Waiting for the people and manipulative corrupt media to spin yet another great Apple story as something negative. How about "They should have gave more". Yes, everybody loves to have their hands in others' pockets.

Thank you, Apple.

Sick is this jealous, teardown herd-mentality where frantic emotionalists who just want to hate something great, focus so much of their negative energy on Apple.

//Rant.

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2.5 billion might have been a nice gesture.
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I wonder how much money the red cross rakes in actually goes to the people that need it that they feature in their commercials....

I wouldn't doubt if more than 50% of donated money goes to shore up their books and to pay the "CEO" her massive salary...
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