Last week, Apple had started accepting donations from iTunes users through the iTunes Store for the American Red Cross to help with relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy, which ripped through the Eastern coast of the United States and caused a ton of damage.
Apple employees have received an e-mail from Apple CEO Tim Cook, announcing that Apple has donated $2.5 million to the American Red Cross themselves to assist with the efforts:
Originally Posted by Tim Cook
Sure, Apple has billions upon billions of dollars and $2.5 million may not seem like a lot, but it’s the thought that counts. The $2.5 million dollars is a separate figure from what iTunes users have also donated, which Tim Cook cites as "millions" of dollars.