Apple donates $2.5 million to Sandy victims

Some folks complain that Apple doesn’t do enough to support charity, but Hurricane Sandy victims are no doubt grateful for the $2.5 million that CEO Tim Cook just announced they are donating to Red Cross relief efforts.

Since Tim Cook took the reins from the late Steve Jobs, Apple has taken a more publically charitable stance, notably by matching employees’ charitable contributions. While Steve Jobs took a more private approach to charity, Tim Cook has been fairly open, if understated, about it, as this letter to employees, obtained by 9to5Mac, shows:

Apple and everyone else that has pitched in to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy deserve a round of applause. Any donation, big or small, really does make a difference. If you’ve got a few dollars to spare, Apple has made it very easy for anyone with an iTunes account to donate to the Red Cross as well, just as they did when Japan was devastated by an earthquake and tsunami last year, or after the 2010 Haitian earthquake.

Source: 9to5Mac | Image via 9to5MacVia Venturebeat

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