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Apple CEO Tim Cook this afternoon announced on Twitter that Apple plans to donate $1 million to recovery efforts in Mexico. "While there is life, there is hope," Cook wrote in the tweet announcing the donation.

On Tuesday, a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit Central Mexico, causing widespread devastation in Mexico City and surrounding states. Hundreds of people died in the disaster as buildings and structures collapsed. The earthquake followed a magnitude 8.1-earthquake that hit the southern coast of the country earlier this month.

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Mientras hay vida, hay esperanza. Mexico's resilience is its strength. Apple is contributing $1M to recovery efforts. #FuerzaMexico 🇲🇽 - Tim Cook (@tim_cook) September 21, 2017

Apple's $1 million donation to help recovery efforts in Mexico comes following Apple's efforts to raise more than $8 million for hurricane relief efforts in states and countries affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.

As of August, Apple had raised more than $3 million both through its own donations, donations from employees, and donations from customers, and on September 8, Apple donated another $5 million to Hand in Hand, a benefit held for hurricane relief. Apple is still accepting Hand in Hand donations through iTunes.

Article Link: Apple to Donate $1 Million to Earthquake Recovery Efforts in Mexico
 

Jared Strike

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For once they are giving money instead of asking us to. Good job apple.
No one is forcing you to “give money” but if you’re not in a situation to give, don’t give, for others who can, I see this as a nice way to contribute to people in need.
 

LordQ

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For those wanting to donate, try donating to “Topos” (Moles) they are and independent organization that helps in cases like this. Much better than donating to government agencies.
 
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Darien Red Sox

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Nice that they gave it but giving 1 million would be like one of us giving a penny I would expect them do do a little more with all that they have. I have seen multiple kids doing there part by having lemonade sales to support relief efforts.


I can 2nd this, just had a collection at church to directly support there hurricane relief efforts. I am sure that they could use the money with multiple hurricanes and this earthquake in such a short amount of time.
 
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C DM

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Nice that they gave it but giving 1 million would be like one of us giving a penny I would expect them do do a little more with all that they have. I have seen multiple kids doing there part by having lemonade sales to support relief efforts.



I can 2nd this, just had a collection at church to directly support there hurricane relief efforts. I am sure that they could use the money with multiple hurricanes and this earthquake in such a short amount of time.
And yet it’s $1000000 more than plenty of companies or people that didn’t even give a penny.
 

RickInHouston

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What a sad amount for a company that makes so much in profit from the products these people buy from them.

What do they say, "pay it forward". More like, "throw them a bone."
 

Capeto

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There's no need to be so cynical, a million dollars go a long way to help relief efforts even if it's "only" a small portion of what Apple makes in profits.

My fellow countrymen and I are truly grateful for any money Apple, other companies, and individual contributors are willing to give for the earthquake relief.

For those wanting to donate, try donating to “Topos” (Moles) they are and independent organization that helps in cases like this. Much better than donating to government agencies.

Seconded, anyone interested in helping them can look them up on Twitter at @topos for videos of their current operations as well as information on how to donate.
 
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