Apple Donates $1 Million to Help China With Flooding

Apple Donates $1 Million to Help China With Flooding

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Apple has donated 7 million yuan (~$1 million USD) to help China with the worst flood it has seen in years.

The company donated the money to the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA), a non-governmental organization. Apple is the first U.S. company to donate to the CFPA to help with this year's flood.

“Our thoughts are with all those devastated by the flooding along the Yangtze River,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook in a post on Weibo.

Heavy rainfull began across southern China in mid-June triggering deadly floods. Areas along the Yangtze River and Huai River have been particularly hard-hit. It is estimated that 32 million people across 26 provinces have been affected and 186 people were killed. About 280,000 hectares (700,000 acres) of cropland has been destroyed with damage estimates at US$5.73 billion. The country hasn't seen such bad floods since 1998. [W]

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Apple Donates $1 Million to Help China With Flooding

drBen - July 13, 2016 at 6:50pm
Tax ride off and show off
Skyline900 - July 13, 2016 at 4:51pm
$1 Million is not much... The is so cheap from Apple.
plague69 - July 17, 2016 at 5:09pm
-_- A normal house here costs more than a mil. What will they do with a mil, feed the people there for half a meal each?
Chinky Chink - July 13, 2016 at 1:21am
Why? This "natural disaster" were the doing of the corrupt Chinese government anyway. By cutting down all those trees along those rivers to make way for their "show off" projects. Why donate when you know it will just ended up the local leaders coffers.
plague69 - July 17, 2016 at 5:11pm
Oh how the simple minded makes me laugh sometimes. Fox news is gods' word :'D