What you need to know
- Apple will donate money to help deal with devastating weather in the South and Midwest.
- More than 100 people are feated to have died as a result of extreme weather.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced that the company will "be donating to support relief efforts on the ground" following the recent devastating weather in the South and Midwest.
More than 100 people are thought to have died after tornadoes ripped through Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee. While there is still hope that more people will be found, no survivors have been discovered since Saturday morning.
While Apple nor Cook have said how much the company will be handing over, the company is normally one of the first to dig deep when communities need assistance. Floods, hurricanes, and other weather-related disasters have seen Apple provide funds in the past.
Our hearts go out to all those affected by the devastating weather and tornadoes across the South and Midwest. Apple will be donating to support relief efforts on the ground.Our hearts go out to all those affected by the devastating weather and tornadoes across the South and Midwest. Apple will be donating to support relief efforts on the ground.— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) December 11, 2021December 11, 2021
President Joe Biden has declared "major federal disaster in Kentucky and ordered federal aid to be made available to the hardest-hit areas," according to the BBC.
Anyone who wishes to help can donate via the "Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund", a fund set up by Governor Beshear.
Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
I'm not one that believes corporations should feel obligated to donate to charities outside their immediate communities, believing that they server the shareholders first. Individuals should give (and previous story denotes how generous Apple employees are). With that said, very nice of Apple to give.
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