Apple will donate to Italy and Silicon Valley during coronavirus outbreak, says Tim Cook

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has offered support to local Silicon Valley initiatives supporting citizens and local business, and has promised donations to Protezione Civile in Italy to aid both during the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus has created a global pandemic and everyone is in need of some help
Coronavirus has created a global pandemic and everyone is in need of some help


A tweet on Thursday from Tim Cook gave us more information on the types of initiatives the company is taking to help during the outbreak.

It's never been more important to support each other. We're making a substantial donation including medical supplies to Protezione Civile in Italy, to help the heroic first responders, medical personnel & volunteers working tirelessly to protect & save lives. Vicini all'

-- Tim Cook (@tim_cook)
The Protezione Civile is the Italian Government's official emergency response department and has been organizing the actions taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Apple hasalready donated over $15 million worldwide, including money donated to San Jose to offset losses from an all digital WWDC.

In an earlier tweet, Cook also declared that Apple would be supporting "Silicon Valley Strong," an initiative from the San Jose district office to help people remain informed throughout and get donations for local business.

Silicon Valley is our home and we know the coming weeks will bring untold challenges for the many small businesses in our community. We are supporting #SiliconValleyStrong to help our neighbors get through these unprecedented times.

-- Tim Cook (@tim_cook)

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 4
    That really shows how important California is for Apple - 15 billio...   oh, wait
    edited March 2020
  • Reply 2 of 4
    avon b7avon b7 Posts: 5,956member
    It's a nice gesture. Charity begins at home but it's great to see people offering assistance further afield and many often contributing in ways that go beyond cash.

    A little can go a long way and we are seeing many examples of people and companies helping out with actions that really are making a difference.


  • Reply 3 of 4
    knowitallknowitall Posts: 1,648member
    Maybe donate all “burn down” money? 
  • Reply 4 of 4
    That really shows how important California is for Apple - 15 billio...   oh, wait
    They’ve already committed to 2.5 billion for the housing crisis.
    kurai_kage
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