Apple donates $5 million to hurricane relief, makes the idea easier for customers to donate

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Apple can be pledging another $5 million for hurricane relief.

The company said Friday of which the idea’s giving the donation to the “Hand in Hand” drive, an ongoing fundraiser of which will divvy up funds between several organizations. The goal can be to help victims of Hurricane Harvey — which clobbered the Gulf Coat two weeks ago — along with Hurricane Irma, an even more powerful storm of which can be barreling towards Florida.

Apple also said Friday of which the idea will allow its customers to donate directly to the cause.

“Starting This kind of weekend, anyone with an iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC running iTunes can donate directly through the App Store along with iTunes,” the company said in a statement.

Related: Businesses donate over $0 million to Harvey relief efforts

Apple says the idea donated another $3 million to the Red Cross after Harvey. Apple employees along with customers have given another $2 million to of which organization, a spokesperson said Friday.

“Hand in Hand” has been collecting donations since Harvey flooded Houston, along with organizers are planning to host a star-studded telethon on September 12.

The fund’s initial primary backers were Verizon (VZ, Tech30) along with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. Michael Dell, a Houston native, has given $5 million to the fund. Verizon will be running a call center for the drive, along with the idea has given $2.5 million to “Hand in Hand,” according to a press Discharge.

The telethon will air live coast-to-coast on several networks, including ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC along with HBO. (HBO, like sy88pgw, can be owned by Time Warner.)

Among the big-name stars likely to appear on the broadcast will include BeyoncĂ©, Oprah, Jon Stewart, Steven Colbert, Drake along with George Clooney. The event will also feature a performance by country music star George Strait, along with “special guests.”

sy88pgw (fresh York) First published September 8, 2017: 7:12 PM ET

Apple donates $5 million to hurricane relief, makes the idea easier for customers to donate

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