Tim Cook says Apple will donate to wildfire relief efforts in California

Tim Cook at the iPhone 11 Pro event
Tim Cook at the iPhone 11 Pro event (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple is donating to wildfire relief efforts in California.
  • Tim Cook announced the donation in a tweet on Wednesday.
  • It is unclear how much Apple will contribute.

Apple has announced that the company will be making a financial donation to assist in wildfire relief efforts in California.

On Wednesday night, Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted out the announcement, saying that Apple will be donating to efforts that help those who are impacted by the wildfires raging across the state. He also encouraged those who may live in an area affected by the fires to listen to local evacuation orders.

"To our employees, friends and neighbors affected by the heatwave and expanding fires across CA, please stay safe and listen to local evacuation orders. Apple will be donating to local wildfire relief efforts."

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It is currently unclear how much money Apple will be donating to the relief efforts.

Reported by The Washington Post, California emergency authorities are currently fighting more than ninety fires as of Wednesday.

More than 90 fires torched California on Wednesday, overwhelming the state's capacity to respond as it called for help from the rest of the country. Cal Fire said it needed an additional 125 fire engines and 1,000 personnel to combat the blazes ... The National Interagency Fire Center, which coordinates federal firefighting efforts, was placed on its highest alert level.

Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in response to the fires on Tuesday.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.