Apple to Donate to Southern and Northern California Fire Relief Efforts

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple plans to donate to fire relief efforts in Northern and Southern California, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced on Twitter this morning.

    It continues to be fire season in California, and right now, the dry, windy weather has led to three major fires in the state. The Camp Fire, north of Sacramento, has burned upwards of 70,000 acres, with residents of Chico and Paradise being evacuated. Many homes have been destroyed in Paradise, California.

    The Woolsey Fire in Southern California, via CNN

    In Southern California, the Hill Fire and Woolsey Fire are raging in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. The Woolsey Fire is approaching Malibu, a well-known area of Los Angeles, and residents are being evacuated. Upwards of 75,000 homes in Ventura and Los Angeles counties have already been evacuated and some structures have reportedly been destroyed.

    Santa Ana winds that exacerbate the fires are expected to continue through Friday and into Saturday, with a second round of winds forecasted to start on Sunday and last through Tuesday.

    Apple often provides aid during serious environmental disasters. Late last year and earlier this year, Apple donated several million towards fire relief aid for other fires that impacted California.

    Article Link: Apple to Donate to Southern and Northern California Fire Relief Efforts
  2. dannyyankou macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2012
    Scarsdale, NY
    I read that it was spreading at a rate of 80 football fields per minute. That’s absurd.
  3. ThisBougieLife, Nov 9, 2018 at 9:01 AM
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2018 at 3:12 PM

    ThisBougieLife macrumors 68000


    Jan 21, 2016
    SF Bay Area, California
    ^Yep. The entire city of Paradise, CA is gone.

    The fire in Ventura County is burning right near the area where the mass shooting was. Insane.

    This kind of thing is only going to get worse with climate change. The entire state is becoming a desert. My area got less rain than Las Vegas in 2015.
  4. corebeliefs macrumors regular


    Dec 28, 2016
    I live near the northern CA fires and breathed 300 on the smoke index for weeks (and 150-250 for months). This announcement feels more genuine to me, than the hurricane announcement that included the amount of one million. A general statement shows generosity of spirit, a stated amount unintentionally or not suggests the donation is making a certain impact, which can lead to a debate about how much that will really do. (If you're giving $500 million, sure, that is not debatable.)
  5. jclo Editor


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2012
    It's so scary when it get so dry and windy like this. Everything is so unpredictable and the fires spread like crazy. I used to live in San Diego and had to evacuate a couple of times. Truly terrifying.
  6. weup togo macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2016
    Tim's $1M "donate now" button is getting a workout this year.
  7. DrJohnnyN Suspended


    Jan 27, 2010
  8. tnsmart macrumors 6502

    Aug 23, 2008
    Because you are converting from square feet to square miles, you have to divide by 5280^2:

    6,635,520,000/(5280^2) = 238 square miles per day. Still don't know if that number is correct, but it's a whole lot closer.
  9. WBRacing macrumors 6502a


    Nov 19, 2012
  10. Emanuel Rodriguez macrumors member

    Emanuel Rodriguez

    Oct 17, 2018
    Whoops, did that wrong. You are correct. xD
  11. SamRyouji macrumors member


    Jun 1, 2016
    #11 least we finally saw where those price hikes on iDevices going. It's for the greater good such as this aid and other disaster reliefs.
  12. pat500000 macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2015
    What happened to forrest fire bear? “Only you can preven the fire.” He probably got burned up as well.
  13. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
  14. JustaTecho macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2014
    Ok it's one thing to joke about Apple, but these are peoples lives and homes... Showing some compassion would get you a lot more likes.
  15. Morgenland, Nov 9, 2018 at 10:47 AM
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2018 at 8:40 PM
  16. darkarn macrumors 6502a

    Apr 8, 2017
    Pardon my language but damn that looks really like hell on earth, stay safe everyone!
  17. Dimwhit macrumors 68000


    Apr 10, 2007
    I lived in Paradise for 3 or 4 years when I was little. Loved that place. Very sad.
  18. bjoswald macrumors regular


    Jul 21, 2016
  19. kazmac macrumors 603


    Mar 24, 2010
    On the silver scream
    I hope everyone here who lives or has family/friends in the affected areas are safe.
  20. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    I'm a fan of lemurs, and they are in the news today, as one of the first animals to be evacuated from the Los Angeles zoo as fire approached.

    L. A. Times news story
  21. Tivoli_ macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2017
    So how much the Trillion Dollar company is donating?
  22. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Anything is better than nothing.
  23. whyamihere macrumors 6502


    Jun 30, 2008
    I have friends and family that live in Paradise and had to evacuate with fire on both sides of the road and burning embers hitting their car, not knowing if they'd make it out in time. Luckily they did. While they've likely lost everything at least I know they are safe. Thoughts go out to everyone affected by this tragedy.
  24. melancholy macrumors 6502


    Aug 25, 2016
    That doesn’t matter, at least they’re donating.
  25. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    There are now 100,000 people in evaluation zones from the Woolsey Fire (west of Los Angeles) alone.

    I have a number of friends who have evacuated, and some poised to evacuate.

    Since the fire has moved into ritzy areas like the city of Malibu, celebrities are reporting to their fans how they are affected. Reportedly, Caitlyn Jenner lost her house, while Lady Gaga, Melissa Etheridge, Guillermo del Toro, Kim Kardashian West, and others have evacuated theirs.

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