Apple donates $2.5 million to the American Red Cross in Hurricane Sandy relief

By , Nov 9, 2012

Hurricane Sandy that battered parts of United States has left destruction behind it and cost the country lives of people who were unfortunate to be in its path, causing Apple to temporarily close more than 50 stores and prompting some unusual carrier partnerships.

In Sandy aftermath, Apple set up a donations page in iTunes to let people help survivors by making a monetary donation to the American Red Cross. And today, Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook announced that the company itself donated $2.5 million in Hurricane Sandy relief…

Apple’s boss noted that “Apple employees and customers the world over have raised millions of dollars toward the relief effort so far”9to5Mac has Cook’s email communication to Apple employees announcing Apple’s corporate donation.

Pop star Lady Gaga donated $1 million to the American Red Cross in Sandy relief, as did some other celebrities.

Kudos to Apple for doing the right thing.

I made a contribution via the iTunes store page and I urge you to do the same.

What good is life if we don’t help those in need?

The American Red Cross is also accepting donations via its home page.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Cannan/100000630162509 Steven Cannan

    And this just end Samsung going to donate 3 mil! Way ahead of apples donation lol

  • Kurt

    2.5mil? big deal…some 1%, rich hollywooders gave 1 million. and this company has a wee bit more than them

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Cannan/100000630162509 Steven Cannan

      Cool can you donate 2.5 mil Kurt?

      • Kurt

        if i had 110billion. yeah id give a hell of a lot more

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Cannan/100000630162509 Steven Cannan

        Instead of Spending it on your products protypes and all that jazz?

      • Kurt

        and is apple spending that 110billion. no. they are hording it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Cannan/100000630162509 Steven Cannan

        Well played lol

      • Kurt

        Thanks…you too bud

      • CollegiateLad

        That’s the thing loser, you don’t have to have billions to help and make a difference.

      • Kurt

        we are not talking about ppl. We are talking about a company with 110 billion sitting in the bank doing nothing.

      • CollegiateLad

        We aren’t? I thought lady gaga was a person. Thanks for informing me.

      • Kurt

        Lady gaga is a man. And “we” were not including you but my bestfriend steven

      • Kurt

        By the way attention where you are replying you troll. Quit trying to argue. “Loser”

    • Kenny

      Umm they are a company? Can’t just go bankrupt….the $2.5 million is gonna help thousands and thousands of people live and recover. Yes, Kurt, your right, it is a “big deal” Should they have been like all of the other companies that didn’t donate at all? Because that would help more than $2.5 million huh? I don’t see any other company, like Samsung, setting up a donation page and donation money themselves..do you, Kurt? Thought so.

      • Kurt

        2.5 million is nothing.

      • CollegiateLad

        It’s more than the zero you gave.

      • Kurt

        I gave more than apple

      • Hyr3m

        proportionally speaking ? :P It’s really not hard…

      • Kurt

        Hahaha

      • http://www.facebook.com/sanil.chitrakar Sanil Chitrakar

        lol

      • Kenny

        Now your just being stupid, your probably smarter than this but you ignorance is crazy stupid. Seriously…$2.5 million is nothing? Com’on dude.

      • Kurt

        Of course I’m being silly but obviously my point is. So what apple gave 2.5 million. For them it shows there heart. That is nothing for them. This is how you should look at it. I would be more empresses with a poor lady who gave her last two dollars than apple give so little of what they have and can’t can’t can’t spend

      • CollegiateLad

        They aren’t trying to impress you, idiot. They are helping people.

      • Kenny

        Well no offense but as important as you are, I’m pretty sure they weren’t thinking of impressing you when they donated to help the affected people live.

  • http://twitter.com/SirPsycho2 SirPsycho

    Seriously, Lady Gaga gave 1mil and she is not a multi-billion dollar control freak corporation with slave labor making all her stuff.

    • CollegiateLad

      How much did you give?

      • Kurt

        I gave 2.51 million dollars

      • http://twitter.com/SirPsycho2 SirPsycho

        Are you mocking me Kurt? I challenge you to a duel on my yacht this weekend.

      • Kurt

        No dude. I decline. I’m on your side. I’ll invite you to my private island to prove my good nature

      • http://twitter.com/SirPsycho2 SirPsycho

        500k Half a years salary, how about you?

      • CollegiateLad

        Just like I thought. You gave nothing. But you have the nerve to complain about those who ARE giving.

        Loser

      • Kurt

        I gave more than you. You are too greedy to give

  • http://www.facebook.com/mottieliyahu1 Motti Eliyahu

    best thing apple has done since the making of the iphone

  • Hyr3m

    So basically they took out the spare change off of their petty cash… That’s a bit like me giving 10 bucks in dimes and quarters.
    It wouldn’t surprise me to learn that they gave out more than that to sponsor the geoengineering programs that are the cause of this disaster…

    • Kurt

      Exactly exactly exactly

      • Hyr3m

        Anyone wondering what I’m on about with the “geoengineering” bit should have a look at “What on earth are they spraying” and “Why on earth are they spraying”…

      • Kurt

        Your talking about the planes that are high altitude planes with end trails that don’t disapait like they should normally. they are spaying over residential neighborhoods. I forget where I watched something on it. Is this what your talking about? It’s lethal chemcals.

      • Hyr3m

        Well yeah but when you put it that way you open the door to dumbass dickheads that are going to call us conspirationists…
        Look at the two documentaries I mentioned, they explain and demonstrate with tangible proof and important testimonies what is happening and why. These things make storms larger, stronger and last longer (sounds like penis enlargement spam xD). They’re also displacing massive amounts of moisture and effectively creating droughts in the Midwest for example.
        Also, they can create storms using HAARP, but that’s a whole ‘nother story…
        They’re not just spraying residential areas… Millions of trees are dying everywhere in the world. I’ve seen these chemtrails being laid out above the snowy mountains in Switzerland and over deserts in the US… Even saw some over the Mediterranean sea…
        They’re spraying mostly Aluminum oxide, barium and strontium. Guess what monsanto just patented ? Aluminum resistance gene…
        The sky above me looked like a giant tic-tac-toe championship today…

      • http://www.facebook.com/jason.dennery Jason Dennery

        Dude, that conspiracy theory is so misguided and unintelligent, it AMAZES me that people buy into it. A “chemtrail” is water vapor / condensation created by the jet’s exhaust. The reason you only see it in the upper atmosphere is because of this crazy thing called PHYSICS. The air is so thin, and cold at that altitude that the water vapor freezes in midair.

        You know when it’s cold outside, you can see the water vapor and condensation of your breath when you exhale? It’s literally the same thing, only it doesn’t freeze in midair.

        Think about how hot a jet’s exhuast is. Now think about how cold it is in the upper atmosphere. Key word here is “THINK” and stop allowing others to do it for you.

      • Kurt

        she knows the physics why a vapor trail exists. She is saying that the plane is spaying chemicals. I hate conspiracy theorists to always be wrong. But in this case tests where done by a local news agency and found barium(I think) in the soil. what I watched was just a small segment on a news station. They just didn’t know why the vapor trail lasted longer and why high levels of barium (if I remember correctly) were in the soil. I didn’t think much of it as one report isn’t enough to compel me to worry as I don’t believe this crap usually. But just to give some credence to these conspiracy theorists-the US government was spraying or injecting black Americans with diseases. I think in the 30s? I dont remember but it did happen. Could it happen again? I feel no way. But it did happen. but again it happened when Germany was conducting experiments on its citizens and many other countries were doing the same thing. this was around WWII era. So I just find it hard to believe it would happen again, but since it did happen before, we shouldn’t dismiss it so easily. and since there was the chemicals being found in the soil, ill listen to some more before i make a decision if the conspiracy theorists are being crazy again or if for one of the few times they are right. But usually they are dead wrong. America didn’t create aids to kill black Africans and didnt create SARS to kill Chinese.

      • Hyr3m

        Kurt, first of all, I’m not a “she” :P I was kidding when I said “marry me” on that other thread a few weeks ago ^^

        Second, it’s not just “Americans” or “the government” (whichever country we’re talking about). It’s about money, and the people who love it most… yes I’m talking about the judeo-masonic organisations. To dumb down a historic example a bit : Jews funded Hitler and masons sold him oil. Then Hitler killed millions of innocent Jews so now we can’t say anything against the greed of their elite. This greed that is the source of almost every “west”-involved armed conflict in the past 50 years… Every country that is in economical crisis right now (US, Greece, Spain etc…) have had their sovereignty taken away by these elites. A country is supposed to create its own money, and the rate at which it is exchanged with other currencies depends on how much of it they created… But ever since WW2 we’ve been outsourcing money creation to private organisations (owned by Jews) and borrowing that money from them, with interests. But shush; People will think I’m antisemitic for hating on greed and destruction. Why don’t we hear about it more often you say ? Guess who owns the media corporations… (fun stuff : google image “corporate map”)

        Did you know the US is currently living under martial law ?

        Another good example is the story of the prohibition of hemp in the US. And let’s not even get into Monsanto and pharma…

      • Kurt

        sorry, the way you pronounce your name is a female name in Korean, but its a male name in arabic. btw, are you muslim? about the Jews controlling, the banking system and media (you forgot entertainment industry) this im acutely aware of. My main problem with one group controlling all of these entities is that they don’t agree with me socially/morally. So they keep spewing their intolerance and hate for conservatives and the world is becoming more of what they want since they control information. For me, I think the 2 main problems (there are more of course but the three major ones) 1-liberals;2 and what we stated above, 3 (Ill keep that to myself)

        I studied international business and knew how nestle owns a ton of products but i never saw a info-graphic like that before. very cool. thanks~

        about martial law. yes i knew the US was since earlier this year. the “transparent” president signed a lot of laws were people can put into work camps even during time of peace. and he can enact these new laws under what he deems as in the national interest of the US. water/oil/money/food etc. In venezuela, when hugo chavez went into power he was only allowed a one 5 year term. that was in 1998 or 1999. he is still in power. he changed the constitution and even though poverty has sky rocketed as it has in the US under obama, he keeps getting elected. he controls the media, made new laws if you say anything negative against him you go to jail. shut down right wing news agencies. obama had his try at that with fox news and with talk radio (which is primarily conservative). with the new laws obama has enacted and how other liberals around the world have done what he has done to stay longer in power i wonder if he will try the same?

      • Hyr3m

        Actually, the way I say this nickname of mine sounds like “Hear ‘em”. I was born catholic and more or less stayed one until I figured out all religions are about moral values and philosophy and not about truth… Believing too hard in something makes people violent; religions are good examples of that but so is Apple; look at all the stereotypical hate people get from iSheeple when they say something negative about Apple…

        The main problem with the elites is that they want to stay above the rest by any means necessary… even if it means getting millions of their fellow devouts killed. I haven’t researched Hugo Chavez much so I can’t say… all I know is that the judeo-masonic media doesn’t like him… so I would tend to think he’s a nice guy that, like china, has a lot of BS said about him to discredit him. He explains very openly how the world currently works so I doubt he’s the evil guy everyone puts him to be.

        Obama doesn’t need to stay in office, they can just put a different judeo-masonic NWO puppet after him… They’ll keep the “pretend” game going on… letting the people think that changing sides again will solve everything (just like they say at every election).

      • Hyr3m

        What you say is exactly what I was saying when I was presented with the facts the first time. Then I did some research and found out that contrails dissipate within minutes, they never stay and never spread out to cover the whole sky (I’ve witnessed it with my own eyes and there’s tons of timelapse videos showing this).
        Only one study made by NASA on 3 planes more than 50 years after the invention of the jet engine says that in some atmospheric conditions the contrail can persist longer. Nobody ever witnessed that before ? Wtf ? Also, I’ve seen and taken pictures of 1 plane with its contrail (dissipating normally) next to another plane with a chemtrail (not dissipating at all). Altitude you say ? The dissipating one was much higher.
        Also, you can very often see the line start somewhere and stop a bit further, then start again… do you really think the plane turned off its engines?
        Look up “geoengineering”, there’s a BBC article explaining that the “spraying of atmospheric aerosols” by planes is a so-called viable solution to fight global warming (which doesn’t exist, it’s called “climate change” but w/e).
        Do some research before calling people unintelligent. I didn’t want to believe this at first, I did a lot of research and the evidence is overwhelming.
        History is full of conspiracies… at any given time people have been doing terrible things and people would not believe it, calling believers crazy. Think WW2 and concentration camps… For years nobody believed someone could do something so evil…
        If I’m not mistaken, in the 50s entire parts of the Chicago rural areas were experimented on, chemicals would be sprayed over very long periods of time to study the effects on the population. Don’t take my word for it! Look it up!
        Now there’s at least 4x more people on earth, many very powerful corporations and organisations (whether supranational, public, private or secret) and you seriously think nothing wrong or slightly evil is going on? God I wish I could live in a dream again… Maybe you ought to stay in yours ’cause reality is really worrying…
        Look up at the sky every day for a few weeks, observe these trails (whichever they are) and you’ll see for yourself…
        It’s time to wake up if we hope to keep a little bit of real freedom and true self-determination.

      • Kurt

        well said

      • Hyr3m

        BTW, China used chemtrails openly (they explained what and why) in 2008 to prevent rain from ruining the olympic games’ opening ceremony (prolly also the closing ceremony). Again, don’t take my word for it, look it up!
        You know what to do with this : watch?v=bSSWnXQsgOU

      • Kurt

        sorry, i wrote it before going to sleep…I’ll check out the documentaries. I usually find myself disagreeing with them, but some have been great in showing their case. Like fracking.

        Many countries were conducting experiments on humans i think in the 30s or 40s and earlier. So they did it in the past its always possible they could do it again. But I tend to not believe it could happen anymore since information is so easily leaked out now. America did not create AIDS to kill off blacks in Africa, America did not create SARS to kill Chinese. Usually idiot left-wing nuts in europe who want America do die off believe this crap. But, I did watch a story on a news agency from America where chemicals were found in the soil in high amounts. so maybe? but still i think someone would leak the information, no? anyway, ill check out the documentaries, for whatever reason I’m not dismissing this so easily. thanks for sharing

  • http://www.facebook.com/SalibaJohnny Johnny Saliba

    I truly appreciate this move by apple, and I have no doubt it will help a lot of people, but 2.5m is about 10 minutes of profit to apple.

  • http://twitter.com/alexx1291 Cazz

    All this complaining about how much people gave. Im in NJ and i personally wouldnt claim for anything just to leave more for others who really need it.

    This corporation has more money than the government but atleast they gave something. Million is nothing to them but is alot to those in need. Stop arguing and donate 5-10$

    Jersey Strong

    • Kurt

      They don’t have more money than the government. I’m from Josiey’s too. Ten min from seaside. Apple giving 2.5mil is pathetic. They are doing it for PR reasons. It is so little to them. Tell them to give ten prcent of what they have. And I’ll have respect for those greedy liberals who make up the 1%

      • CollegiateLad
      • Kurt

        this was days before a budget deadline you moron. obama spends trillions wastefully each year. again, you are a moron

      • CollegiateLad

        We’re spending China’s money cause we’re broke as hell. Do you know what the deficit is? Why is it called a deficit? Lol

        Yep. Apple has more cash than the government. Over $120 billion now. And zero freaking debt. Wake up, dummy.

      • Kurt

        obama opened up everyones eyes to what a deficit is. and america has more money than apple, it was only being reported that way because they needed a new budget passed. you are a gay idiot as you admitted in your other posts. now go to your bf

      • CollegiateLad

        Face it. We’re broke. You were wrong. Apple has more money. Did I mention zero debt? Oh yeah, I did.

        Debt in the trillions – Apple has zero debt.

  • @dongiuj

    Yeah, with the crazy money you have that’s it? oh and perfect chance for TAX breaks apple.
    By the way, thanks for donating something.

  • iamnotfan

    Is that all?
    Your Partner sammy gave 3 mill.