Apple is now accepting donations for Louisiana flood relief, and these can be made by customers either at Apple’s website, or within one of the company’s virtual stores.
Donations, as MacRumors explains, go to the American Red Cross, which will then use the money to support individuals and families who have been affected by flooding in southern Louisiana.
You can choose to donate $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, or $200. Your donations are then processed using the payment method associated with your Apple ID, making the whole process very simple and straightforward.
The American Red Cross has described the Louisiana flooding as the “worst U.S. disaster since Hurricane Sandy,” CNN explains, and at least 13 people have died across three parishes. Some 7,000 people are living in shelters, and thousands more are without power following the catastrophic bout of flooding.
“Thousands of people in Louisiana have lost everything and need our help now,” Brad Kieserman, the Red Cross’s Vice President of disaster services operations and logistics, said. “This disaster is the worst to hit the United States since Superstorm Sandy, and we anticipate it will cost at least $30 million – a number which may grow as we learn more about the scope and magnitude of the devastation.”
Look out for Apple’s donation buttons in the iTunes Store or App Store. Alternatively, you can donate directly to the American Red Cross.