Apple to Donate $1 Million to Earthquake Recovery Efforts in Mexico

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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.


    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
  2. chetttos macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2014
    But people will still say: STICK JUST TO PRODUCTS TIM!
    I'm Mexican and I'm glad they make this kind of donations.
  3. macs4nw, Sep 21, 2017
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    macs4nw macrumors 601


    To our Mexican friends in this time of need: When the chips are down, we 'gringos' love you after all.

    Good move Tim, an example for us to follow.
  4. skadd macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2010
  5. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    Probably Red Cross.
  6. btrach144 macrumors 65816


    Aug 28, 2015
  7. skadd macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2010
    I've searched for the Mexican Red Cross but I can't find it
  8. btrach144 macrumors 65816


    Aug 28, 2015
    Probably not. Do you really trust them after they blew millions of donated dollars for Haiti relief?
  9. nemex macrumors regular


    Nov 14, 2007
    look under: cruzrojamexicana [dot] org [dot] mx
  10. supremedesigner macrumors 6502a


    Dec 9, 2005
    Gainesville, Fl
    Not the Red Cross. Try local charities if possible.
  11. modemthug macrumors regular

    Apr 20, 2010
    Apple is one hell of a lot better of a corporate citizen than Google, just in general
  12. Cloudkicker macrumors regular


    Nov 29, 2016
    London, Canada/Los Angeles, CA
  13. wlossw macrumors 6502a


    May 9, 2012
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    For once they are giving money instead of asking us to. Good job apple.
  14. Jared Strike macrumors regular

    Jared Strike

    Aug 10, 2013
    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.
  15. LordQ Suspended


    Sep 22, 2012
    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.
  16. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    For once?
  17. Darien Red Sox macrumors regular

    Dec 13, 2010
    CT, USA
    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.
  18. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    And yet it’s $1000000 more than plenty of companies or people that didn’t even give a penny.
  19. RickInHouston macrumors 6502a

    May 14, 2014
    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."
  20. Capeto macrumors member


    Jul 9, 2015
    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.

    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.
  21. Phonephreak macrumors regular


    Aug 24, 2017
    Here and there

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