Apple has donated one million dollars to help China’s flood relief efforts, USA Today reported yesterday. The 1.33 billion people country was recently hit by the worst flooding in years. The Cupertino firm is the first United States corporation that has donated to the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) in this year’s flood, said the organization on its website.
CFPA, a non-governmental organization, officially confirmed receiving a seven-million yuan (approximately $1 million) donation from Apple.
“Our thoughts are with all those devastated by the flooding along the Yangtze River,” Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote on Chinese social network Weibo.
South China has been experiencing some of the words floods since the end of June, with the disaster affecting 31 million people in more than 500 cities and towns, according to statistics from the nation’s Ministry of Civil Affairs.
There have been 164 people killed and 26 missing, 73,000 collapsed buildings and nearly 2 million people have been moved to safer grounds. More than a million people are in need of emergency assistance says the Ministry of Civil Affairs.
Three years ago, Apple donated 50 million yuan, which works out to about$8 million, to victims in the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake in China’s Sichuan region.
Source: USA Today