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Apple donates $1 million to help China deal with flooding

Apple has donated 7 million yuan (about $1 million) to the Chinese Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) as the country deals with its worst flood in years, reports USA Today. It’s the first U.S. company to do so.

“Our thoughts are with all those devastated by the flooding along the Yangtze River,” Apple’s CEO Tim Cook wrote on Weibo, the Chinese social networking site that is similar to Twitter.

Torrential rains and floods across the southern half of China have besieged cities and towns for days. More than 160 people had died by Friday in drownings and landslides and as buildings collapsed, including 35 people buried by a landslide in the far west. Nearly two million people have been moved to safer ground while swollen rivers and lakes strain dikes and dams.

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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.