Apple Backs Red Cross to Support Storm-Ravaged Philippines
In the tragic wake of Typhoon Haiyan's impact on the Philippines, Apple is stepping up to support the Red Cross in its efforts to bring aid and humanitarian relief to people across the storm-ravaged region.
More than 10,000 people are thought to have perished during and immediately after the storm's landfall.
Effective immediately, Apple is accepting digital donations for the American Red Cross. The effort is detailed on the front page of Apple's website, although users can only make donations through iTunes.
As with previous campaigns to help the Red Cross, Apple users can quickly charge donations on their credit or debit cards.
If Apple already has your payment information on file through iTunes, you can simply sign in and click the “donate” button. Donation increments span $5.00 to $200.00. iTunes credits or gift cards cannot be used for donations.
Once a donation is made, Apple says, you "will received an email receipt from the iTunes Store which will serve as your only acknowledgment of your donation.“