iTunes Accepting Red Cross Donations for Hurricane Relief

As Hurricane Sandy peters out, we're left with the devastation she has left in her wake and a massive (and expensive) clean up effort. The Red Cross already has a relief fund set up and now Apple is getting in on it, allowing donations to be made through its iTunes music service.

CNet reports that the Red Cross now has an iTunes page that allows users to donate from $5 to $200 to the charity. One hundred percent of donations will go to the Red Cross -- Apple is just facilitating the donations through iTunes, and the Red Cross will not have access to your information.

Though it will be a while before we know the full extent of the damage Hurricane Sandy has caused, a recent estimate from IHS Global Insight put the bill at tens of billions of dollars. TIME magazine cites IHS as saying the hurricane could end up costing $20 billion in property damages and $10 billion to $30 billion more in lost business.

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  • azraa
    SneakySnakeNo. "One hundred percent of donations will go to the Red Cross -- Apple is just facilitating the donations through iTunes, and the Red Cross will not have access to your information."

    How naive!

    The past, every precedent we have about fundraising from massive corporations, there is always has a little of greed in it. Even if it is 1% share for the usage of their network, its still douchbaggery to call themselves 'caritative'

    Now, 30% as the guy stated is ridiculous, but there has to be something. This stinks like greed from any point of view.
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  • vaughn2k
    I hope Apple also donates at least 2% of the U$43B they earnd this year...
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  • ewood
    agentsi1511As much as I want to like this idea, it is still a business. They claim to be non-profit, but the CEO makes well over $1 million a year. This is where all of the donations are going for a "volunteered" driven company...RIGHT... You give blood for free, if you need that blood back... It's well over $1000. I suggest donating to smaller organizations.......None of which are perfect, but are better off than the ARC....


    I couldnt agree more.
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  • mi1ez
    Hope this is implemented for other disasters too...
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  • SneakySnake
    Please no apple hate in this article. I think we can all agree this is a good thing. 100% of donations are going to Red Cross.
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  • vaughn2k
    I hope Apple also donates at least 2% of the U$43B they earnd this year...
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