iTunes Accepting Red Cross Donations for Hurricane Relief
Apple lends a hand to the American Red Cross.
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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