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  • Steve Jobs Sends Letter of Support to all Apple Employees in Japan


    Steve Jobs has reportedly sent out an e-mail of support to all Apple employees in Japan following the 9.0 earthquake that hit there last Friday. In his e-mail, Steve offered to help all who "have been touched by this tragedy." The founder of Digg, Kevin Rose, recently posted an e-mail he received detailing how Apple has gone to great lengths offering aid and assistance to all employees and their families in there time of need.

    Steve Jobs writes:

    To Our Team in Japan,

    We have all been following the unfolding disaster in Japan. Our hearts go out to you and your families, as well as all of your countrymen who have been touched by this tragedy.

    If you need time or resources to visit or care for your families, please see HR and we will help you. If you are aware of any supplies that are needed, please also tell HR and we will do what we can to arrange delivery.

    Again, our hearts go out to you during this unimaginable crisis.

    Please stay safe.

    Steve and the entire Executive Team
    Last Sunday, Apple also began taking donations via iTunes for the American Red Cross to help the victims of the earthquake and tsunami. Because Apple lets users make donations through iTunes with a simple mouse click, this lets people make a quick donation that will help victims in Japan. Donations can also be made through American Red Cross website as well.



    Source: TUAW
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Steve Jobs Sends Letter of Support to all Apple Employees in Japan started by Wiley John Wright View original post
    Comments 29 Comments
    1. TheDirtyDiddler's Avatar
      TheDirtyDiddler -
      Really puts things into perspective when you see this on a board where people commonly complain about the release dates for jailbreaks of their iOS devices.
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Well done, Steve. Seriously.
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      Your a good man mr jobs.
    1. chillihound's Avatar
      chillihound -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheDirtyDiddler View Post
      Really puts things into perspective when you see this on a board where people commonly complain about the release dates for jailbreaks of their iOS devices.
      I couldn't have put it better, well done Mr Jobs and Apple.

      It's good to see Apple supporting it's employees regardless of what's required
    1. warnera82's Avatar
      warnera82 -
      Kudos to Apple for this. It is definitely refreshing to see a company support their employees all the way down to the lowest level. Good job Steve.
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      "Billions in the bank and all he sends is a letter!"
      "A letter isn't going to help people"
      There, I trolled so you don't have to

      It's a nice show of support from Apple HQ.
      I like that it explicitly has a few lines about time off or supplies.
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheDirtyDiddler View Post
      Really puts things into perspective when you see this on a board where people commonly complain about the release dates for jailbreaks of their iOS devices.
      Oh, please. The last thing we need here is a guilt trip/ morality lesson.
    1. lighter's Avatar
      lighter -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jahooba View Post
      Oh, please. The last thing we need here is a guilt trip/ morality lesson.
      All I have to say is wow!
    1. ODB25's Avatar
      ODB25 -
      Is there always going to be hostility every time there's a Japan related post?! Jeezus.
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Sincere and to the point...very nice the way he and Apple are reaching out to those in need :]
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Good to know Apple will be using the customers' donations to iTunes to help out THEIR company employees in Japan.

      Funny how this letter comes out just a few days later from when Apple began taking donations and not immediately after the crisis.

      Smooth Apple.....very smooth.
    1. Silencer_0's Avatar
      Silencer_0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by RICO_ View Post
      Good to know Apple will be using the customers' donations to iTunes to help out THEIR company employees in Japan.

      Funny how this letter comes out just a few days later from when Apple began taking donations and not immediately after the crisis.

      Smooth Apple.....very smooth.
      Huh? The donations are THROUGH iTunes, not TO it. Do you really think a huge organization like The Red Cross would let another huge company like Apple use them to scam people?
    1. jsweeney800's Avatar
      jsweeney800 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Silencer_0 View Post
      Huh? The donations are THROUGH iTunes, not TO it. Do you really think a huge organization like The Red Cross would let another huge company like Apple use them to scam people?
      Apple is waiving the 30% fee.
    1. Silencer_0's Avatar
      Silencer_0 -
      Yeah, I know. I was just pointing out that Apple is only providing a service for donations to go to the red cross, not for themselves. Therefore, Apple is not using our donations to help their employees.
    1. HappyTroller's Avatar
      HappyTroller -
      Quote Originally Posted by feidhlim1986 View Post
      There, I trolled so you don't have to

      It's a nice show of support from Apple HQ.
      I like that it explicitly has a few lines about time off or supplies.
      Naaah billions in the bank, and hé sends a letter. Man comón that doesnt help much .
    1. Johnny5363's Avatar
      Johnny5363 -
      Steve Jobs for president 2012!!
    1. topless1967stang's Avatar
      topless1967stang -
      I sure Steve donated his whole yearly salary to this cause.
    1. c0dy's Avatar
      c0dy -
      Way to go Steve ole boy!
      Where you at, Bill?
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Quote Originally Posted by Silencer_0 View Post
      Huh? The donations are THROUGH iTunes, not TO it. Do you really think a huge organization like The Red Cross would let another huge company like Apple use them to scam people?
      I really hope you're right and that Apple isn't finding a way to skim off the top or pointing its employees to the Red Cross. And by the way.....where is Apple's contribution to the Red Cross?
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by topless1967stang View Post
      I sure Steve donated his whole yearly salary to this cause.
      LMAO, well done.