Apple is pledging another $5 million for whirly relief.
The association pronounced Friday that it’s giving a concession to a “Hand in Hand” drive, an ongoing fundraiser that will divvy adult supports between several organizations. The idea is to assistance victims of Hurricane Harvey — that clobbered a Gulf Coat dual weeks ago — and Hurricane Irma, an even some-more absolute charge that is barreling towards Florida.
Apple also pronounced Friday that it will concede a business to present directly to a cause.
“Starting this weekend, anyone with an iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC using iTunes can present directly by a App Store and iTunes,” a association pronounced in a statement.
Apple says it donated another $3 million to a Red Cross after Harvey. Apple employees and business have given another $2 million to that organization, a orator pronounced Friday.
“Hand in Hand” has been collecting donations given Harvey flooded Houston, and organizers are formulation to horde a star-studded telethon on Sep 12.
The fund’s initial primary backers were Verizon and a Michael Susan Dell Foundation. Michael Dell, a Houston native, has given $5 million to a fund. Verizon will be using a call core for a drive, and it has given $2.5 million to “Hand in Hand,” according to a press release.
The telethon will atmosphere live coast-to-coast on several networks, including ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and HBO. (HBO, like CNN, is owned by Time Warner.)
Among a big-name stars approaching to seem on a promote will embody Beyoncé, Oprah, Jon Stewart, Steven Colbert, Drake and George Clooney. The eventuality will also underline a opening from nation song star George Strait, along with “special guests.”