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Apple and Google donate to Hurricane Michael relief

(Source: cnet.com)

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Hurricane Michael made landfall in Florida on Wednesday, and the damage is already piling up. Luckily, two of the world’s most valuable tech companies are donating to help the victims.

On Wednesday, Google CEO Sundar Pinchai said the company will donate $1 million to recovery efforts for Hurricane Michael. Additionally, Google has activated SOS alerts for people living in the affected areas.

It’s been a tough hurricane season for the Southeastern US. We’re thinking of those affected by #HurricaneMichael: donating $1M from @Googleorg & Googlers and supporting the efforts of @FLGovScott @GovernorDeal @GovernorKayIvey @henrymcmaster @NC_Governor to help those impacted

— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) October 11, 2018

That same day, Apple CEO Tim Cook also tweeted that Apple will donate to aid Hurricane Michael relief.

Apple is standing with our friends and neighbors in the Gulf Coast region, and will be donating to recovery and relief efforts.

— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) October 11, 2018

Cook grew up in the Florida Gulf Coast and says that it holds a special place in his heart. This isn’t the first time Apple has donated to hurricane relief — or even the first time this year. Just last month Apple donated $1 million to the Red Cross in response to Hurricane Florence. In 2017 it donated $5 million to help Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, in addition to accepting donations through iTunes.

Google also raised $1 million for Hurricane Florence.

Other companies like Esmark, Humana and JCPenney have also donated to help Hurricane Michael relief efforts.

Apple didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

More Info: cnet.com

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