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Apple CEO Tim Cook to Employees: Hurricane Harvey's Impact is 'Felt by All of Us'

Apple CEO Tim Cook to Employees: Hurricane Harvey's Impact is 'Felt by All of Us'

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has written an email to employees addressing the effects of Hurricane Harvey. In the email, which was obtained by BuzzFeed, Cook says Apple has donated $2 million to relief efforts and helped raise an additional $1 million over the past few days.

Texas is home to over 8,700 Apple employees and the company has a global crisis management team working to support those directly affect by the flooding.

You can read Cook's full email below...


As you know, Hurricane Harvey is having a devastating impact on Texas and Louisiana. Our thoughts are with our employees in the storm zone and the millions of people whose lives have been disrupted by rain, wind and floods. I want to update you on some of the things Apple has been doing to help, and ways that you can get involved.

On the ground, Apple’s global crisis management team is working to support our employees directly affected by the flooding in Texas. The team is in close contact with Apple employees in the Houston area, and they’re actively doing everything they can to assist, including moving some employees and their families to safety. Apple employees in the Houston area have generously been helping people displaced by the flooding by opening their homes to team members and their families, and in some cases, assisting in rescue operations. We’re also proud that the US Coast Guard is using Apple products in those efforts, with nearly two dozen USCG helicopters specially equipped with iPads to help coordinate search and rescue teams.

As Harvey was making landfall, we put in motion critical donation programs. Apple is making it easy for customers to donate directly to the American Red Cross through the App Store, iTunes and, and we’re matching employee donations two-for-one. Thanks to your generosity and that of our users, Apple has helped raise more than $1 million in just the past few days. That’s in addition to the $2 million Apple pledged to the Red Cross over the weekend.

Though our stores in the Houston area are still closed today, we’re working hard to get as many as possible open tomorrow to serve people who have been impacted by the storm. Our teams are eager to help with problems large and small, and they know there are lots of people in that area who need it.

I was in Austin the day before Harvey came ashore, and the team was already bracing for the storm and the long recovery. Today that work continues. At our Austin campuses, we are kicking off a donation drive in partnership with the Central Texas Food Bank and Caffè Macs to collect food, diapers and personal hygiene items — all things that are critical in the aftermath of a storm of this magnitude.

Because Texas is home to more than 8,700 of our coworkers, the storm’s impact is felt by all of us. There’s still much to do, and Apple is committed to help.


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Apple CEO Tim Cook to Employees: Hurricane Harvey's Impact is 'Felt by All of Us'

Tracey - September 7, 2017 at 1:59am
Lol look at all this hate speach by this drigo marki, who'll ban him? Or we're just gonna let these dumb banana eating illegals in the country to ruin it like they did their own? I mean if their country and the way they did things were so great why do they cross the boarder to my country to steal from us and impose their dumb views and culture? I mean it obviously didn't work for them there, we have it good, thanks to all the work smart intelligent white men did. I guess they're just jeleous, they must think we eat shit and bananas all day and don't work, we hate smart hard working we can't beat them, so let's invade their country and make them loosers like us, so we'll all eat bananas, they got help from their friends, the fags, feminazis, illegals, and because of those hate groups now we have the sand people attacking us as well, while banana eating folks here and fags and feminists defend these idiots, in sand country they use fags as primary recruiting example of the decay of Western society, and guess what they get loads and loads of recruits who'll kill those very same idiots who here defend them, now they've got internet and are posting dumb hateful crap like this banana shit sand eating idiot > drigo marki . LOL You don't get to impose your will, PRESIDENT TRUMP won because the MAJORITY voted for him if we take out the millions of illegal votes, you dumb brain washed fuck. The majority governs not the minority the majority asswipe inbreeding fuck.
drigo marki - September 7, 2017 at 1:57pm
Listen, dumb fuck... you are obsessed with bananas and monkeys, so you must have some wet dreams or even worst, some brainwashed monkey drilling you with banana. USA is going backwards thanks to dumb people like you. You are obviously not intelligent and putting shame to human race. Maybe smart people will come up with a way to stop inbreed like you to exist. That is a only hope for this country and the planet. Now go back under a rock that you just crawled out from and don't forget to take a medicine, so you can make it through the day, retarded slut.
David Brown - August 31, 2017 at 7:13pm
LOL @ drigo marki & 1000101, losers.
drigo marki - September 1, 2017 at 2:56am
Go back to some shit hole, you deplorable pile of dang.
Monika Ashanti - August 31, 2017 at 7:11pm
I totally agree with you Steveee, that is the American way, just like Tim, these comments below show you how brainwashed our society has become, and how hate has dominated, our thoughts and prayers, that's the American way. Thank GOD we have President Trump in, let the haters hate. Don't mind them, just like their mothers don't mind them in her basement. lol
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