Tim Cook: Apple to Make “Substantial Donation” to Refugee Relief

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Tim Cook: Apple to Make “Substantial Donation” to Refugee Relief

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Time for all Apple haters to sit up and listen as Apple announces donation to relief funds for refugees fleeing the Middle East. In an email to the Apple staff, published by The Telegraph, Tim Cook wrote,

“Thousands of people have already lost their lives as families embark on long and dangerous journeys across land and sea.Our hearts go out to these refugees, and many of you have asked how we can help. Apple is making a substantial donation to relief agencies which provide humanitarian aid to refugees in Europe and around the Mediterranean.”

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at the WSJD Live conference in Laguna BeachThe CEO also added that people can contribute using a donation page on iTunes. Currently advertised on the front page of the App Store, this would allow users to send money to the Red Cross. Cook further added that Apple would donate twice the amount of what employees donate to specific aid programs, including the Red Cross.

Middle East Refugees

As this mass exodus of people fleeing Middle Eastern countries unfolds before the world, it is comforting indeed to watch companies like Apple, and even Google which announced its own relief measures earlier this month, to come forward and do their bit.

Source: [tw-button size=”medium” background=”#07ABE2″ color=”” target=”_blank” link=””]The Telegraph[/tw-button]

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