With all the tech giants showing their support towards Nepal incident in some or the other way, Apple too has joined the aid efforts and has started to solicit donations for the American Red Cross through the iTunes Store that would add up to the donations fund for Nepal.
The ruthless earthquake has already claimed over 4000 lives so far and the counter doesn’t seem to halt. And mind you, those are “official Government estimates”.
At this very moment, every little effort counts and would help to aid the sufferings of those victimized. By visiting a dedicated iTunes page, apple users can donate $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, or $200 to American Red Cross, that would be passed on as it is to provide shelter, food and other support to Nepal victims.
It’s not the first time that Apple has extended a helping hand post nature’s ruth. Apple arranged similar donation through iTunes for the Haitian earthquake in 2010, then opened the system again after the Japanese tsunami in 2011, Superstorm Sandy in 2012, and Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.
Making donation won’t be a tedious task since iTunes users have their credit cards linked to their account. If you too mourn for those who have suffered and want to make a donation, visit iTunes store and make as much donation as you can afford.
Facebook too has joined in the efforts by launching ‘Safety check’ feature that allows you to flag your friends as “Safe” , implying that your friend has not been affected by the Earthquake and had been in you contact post the disaster.
Google, was probably the first tech giant to react, as it launched Person Finder program that can collate information from emergency responders and allows individuals to post details about relatives missing or found. The result is a searchable, online database.
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