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