Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced that the company will donate to the bushfires that are currently burning across Australia. Cook made the announcement in a on Twitter.
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In it, Cook thanked volunteers working to fight fires across Australia and encouraged everyone to stay safe:
Our hearts are with those affected by the Australian bush fires and with the courageous strength of volunteers fighting unprecedented fires across the country – please stay safe. Apple will donate to support the rescue efforts.
Cook did not provide details of Apple’s contributions, but the company regularly donates to local nonprofits, emergency services, and the Red Cross for relief efforts following natural disasters.
The Guardian reports that as fires continue to burn across Australia, temperatures and wind speed will continue to increase before New Years Eve.
The Meteorological Office issued a strong wind warning for the Macquarie Coast, the Hunter Coast, the Sydney Coast, the Illawarra Coast, the Batemans Coast and the Eden Coast on Saturday, and the Macquarie Coast , Hunter Coast and Sydney Coast Sunday.
Temperatures are expected to be above or well above the statewide average for the rest of the year. “A near stationary high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge to the north coast of New South Wales, while a low pressure trough extends over the southwest parts of the state” said the office on Saturday.
It is common for Apple to donate to disaster relief efforts. In August, Apple made a donation to help “preserve and restore” the Amazon rainforest after a fire and large-scale destruction. In 2018, he donated $ 1 million to the Red Cross following the impact of Hurricane Florence on the east coast.
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