Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted on Thursday announced the Cupertino-based computer maker is donating funds to support fire fighting and relief efforts in Australia. Apple has long donated to relief efforts in the wake of major disasters.
Our hearts are with those impacted by the Australian bushfires and with the courageous volunteer force fighting the unprecedented blazes across the country—please stay safe. Apple will be donating to support relief efforts.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) December 26, 2019
For the last two months, firefighters have been battling brushfires across Australia, following one of the worst droughts in history and record-breaking heatwaves. At least nine people have died and 800+ homes have been destroyed.
Over 1,500 firefighters have been working to put out the fires, which are threatening homes near Sydney, While half of the bushfires have been contained, the country is facing another heatwave, and the fire danger ratings in South Australia are severe.