MacNN | iTunes begins accepting Red Cross donations for Haiyan victims
Mac News Network View: Standard | Headlines | Categorized | Slim
Mac News Network
Mac News iPod News Reviews Forums
 

Desktop Headlines
iTunes begins accepting Red Cross donations for Haiyan victims
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 @ 9:05am

Apple is now accepting donations for typhoon Haiyan relief through the iTunes Store. The full sum of each donation goes to the American Red Cross, and can range in value from $5 to $200. Apple does caution that because it's not sharing any personal information with the Red Cross, the latter party can't acknowledge donations. iTunes contributions are also ineligible for tax deductions.



The Philippines is in a severe state in the wake of Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever recorded. The number of deaths is estimated to be in excess of 10,000, and many buildings have been completely destroyed. Some aid is reportedly beginning to reach survivors, but infrastructure is in such disarray that only a small portion is getting through. Apple regularly opens up Red Cross donations for well-publicized disasters. Most recently, in 2012, the company accepted iTunes donations for victims of superstorm Sandy.

Comments on this Article
Print Friendly Version
Email to a Friend
Add MacNN to Your RSS Feeds
Buy from the Apple Store


Related Stories:

Today's MacNN Stories:

  • Google CEO Larry Page hands over most Google products to Sundar Pichai - 7:11 PM EST
  • Hands On: Boom (OS X) - 7:04 PM EST

    Today's iPodNN Stories:
  • MetroPCS adds data plans for tablets, sells Alcatel Onetouch Pop 7 - 3:21 PM EST
  • Ransomware found on online advertising networks used by major sites - 11:41 AM EST
  • Sprint increases Family Share Pack range with 1GB plan for $20 - 8:08 AM EST
  • Briefly: More Inbox invitations sent, LG G Watch R rollout details - 7:04 AM EST
  • LG reveals Nuclun octa-core processor, confirms G3 Screen smartphone - 6:32 AM EST
  • No comments posted on this story yet. Please post yours.
    Your Comments
    In order to post comments, you must be a registered member of the MacNN Forums and logged in. Please login with your MacNN Forums username and password.

    MacNN Forums Login:

    MacNN Forums Password:

    Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.