What you need to know
- Apple has launched a donation campaign to help with relief for the bushfires in Australia.
- US and Australia users can donate to the Red Cross directly through iTunes.
- You can donate between $5 and $200, all of which goes to relief.
Apple has launched a donation campaign to help people affected by the Australian bushfires raging in the country.
A link on Apple's websites will take users in the US and Australia to iTunes, which will allow them to make donations to the Red Cross in their respective countries directly through iTunes.
The donation pages states that 100% of proceeds will go directly to the charities, and users can choose between $5, $10, $25, $50, $100 and $200. US donations will go to the American Red Cross, and Australian donations will go to the Australian Red Cross respectively.
Our hearts are with those impacted by the Australian bushfires and with the courageous volunteer force fighting the unprecedented blazes across the country—please stay safe. Apple will be donating to support relief efforts.Our hearts are with those impacted by the Australian bushfires and with the courageous volunteer force fighting the unprecedented blazes across the country—please stay safe. Apple will be donating to support relief efforts.— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) December 26, 2019December 26, 2019
The image above is taken from NASA's website and shows some of the extent of the fires in south-eastern Australia. It's website states:
The fires have been stoked by record-breaking temperatures and a severe drought in the country. 24 people have been killed, including three volunteer firefighters, and more than 6.3 million hectares of bush, forest and parks have been burned.
To donate, simply head to Apple.com in either the US or Australia, and click the "Donate to Australian Bushfire Relief" link at the top of the page.
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