Tim Cook joined Jimmy Fallon and Lady Gaga via FaceTime on “The Tonight Show” to confirm Apple will donate to the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
Lady Gaga started off by saying that they all appreciate everything Apple’s done already to support COVID-19. She wanted to know whether Cook still stood by his commitment to make a “quite sizable” donation to the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
“I just wanted to make sure we’re OK on that,” she said via FaceTime, to which Cook responded by saying “You can confirm me,” adding that Apple is “so proud to be a part of this.”
Apple will donate $10 million to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, Cook’s confirmed, and that’s in addition to the company’s previous donations to global COVID-19 relief efforts.
.@LadyGaga, @Eltonofficial, @Lizzo, and more are standing in solidarity with us and the @WHO to support global response efforts to the coronavirus. Join us on April 18 for One World: #TogetherAtHome and take action now ?https://t.co/QMSMOngS2h pic.twitter.com/dpPYhmIEF1
— Global Citizen (@GlblCtzn) April 6, 2020
The World Health Organization along with the Global Citizen organization is organizing a virtual benefit concert, titled “One World: Together At Home”, which will be live-streamed by several Silicon Valley technology giants, including Apple.
.@apple is proud to partner with @glblctzn to present One World: #TogetherAtHome. Join us for a special night of music and action to celebrate the heroic efforts of community health workers and support the @WHO in the global fight to end COVID-19. Stay home & take action with us. pic.twitter.com/vSI3SmSy3H
— Apple Music (@AppleMusic) April 7, 2020
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the Cupertino technology giant will support indie labels on Apple Music with the new $50 million Royalty Advance Fund.
Apple is dedicated to supporting the worldwide response to COVID-19. We’ve now sourced over 20M masks through our supply chain. Our design, engineering, operations and packaging teams are also working with suppliers to design, produce and ship face shields for medical workers. pic.twitter.com/3xRqNgMThX
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) April 5, 2020
Additionally, Apple’s dedication to help fight the coronavirus pandemic extends to addressing worldwide shortages of face masks — the company’s design, engineering, operations and packaging teams are working with suppliers to design, produce and ship face shields for medical workers in the US and Europe.
According to Cook, Apple’s sourced more than 20 million masks via its supply chain.