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    We’re sure everyone is aware by now of the recent disastrous earthquake that took place in Yunnan, China this past weekend. Apple CEO Tim Cook sent out an e-mail recently to employees and gave his deepest sympathies regarding the incident. According to the most recent reports, 589 lives have been taken with more than 200,000 people having been relocated due to the damage. A message was provided on Apple’s China website in support of what happened. Below is a personal message given to Apple’s employees:

    Team,

    Our deepest sympathies go out to the people of China’s Yunnan Province, which was struck by a devastating 6.5-magnitude earthquake over the weekend. Nearly 600 people died and over 2400 were injured in the worst earthquake to hit the region in 100 years. Rescuers have evacuated 230,000 people who are now displaced from their homes. The road to Longtoushan Township, the epicenter of the quake, has been blocked by landslides, making the rescue effort there even more challenging. Apple is eager to help. We are making a financial donation in support of the work of Mercy Corps and CFPA (China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation) to get supplies and relief to those affected by the earthquake and to help them through the process of healing and recovery. The tragedy in Yunnan Province is on the minds of many in the Apple community. Apple has over 6500 employees in China and Hong Kong as well as a growing developer community and deep ties to the workers in our supply chain who make Apple products. In this time of tragedy, our thoughts are with the victims and their families.

    Tim
    Cook has stated that the Cupertino-based company has more than 6500 employees in China. It has been noted that Cook will be donating approximately $1.6Million which is equivalent to about 10 million Yuan. Apparently he will be donating all this to those who are helping out with the recovery process and providing relief efforts.

    Source: CRIEnglish

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    2014-08-08 08:49 PM
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