Apple donating $1 million to support Hurricane Florence relief

Ismael LynchSep 23, 2018

She explains, "Because of the amounts of rain, they're anticipating a lot of flooding".

The CSX Foundation is also matching employee contributions made to the American Red Cross for disaster relief efforts dollar-for-dollar. TD will provide additional donations to support recovery efforts after impact assessments have been conducted to determine needs, according to a news release.

Derek Stemen, executive director of the West Central Ohio chapter of the American Red Cross in Lima, on Friday said 50 volunteers from west-central Ohio have been deployed to support Red Cross disaster workers already on the ground along the East Coast.

As of Saturday, more than 17,100 people were in more than 240 community shelters, including at least 10,400 people in 153 shelters in North Carolina and 6,200 people in 73 shelters in SC, according to the Red Cross, which said an additional 480 people stayed in 22 shelters in Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland and Kentucky.

Apple has five stores in North Carolina in Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro and Raleigh with two stores in SC in Charleston and Greenville.

"It's truly devastating for me to see the damage that Hurricane Florence is doing to my beloved home state of North Carolina and to the surrounding areas", Jordan said in a statement.

The American red cross says at this point, more than 20,000 people have gone to more than 200 Red Cross shelters set up in the impacted region.

Below we've posted some Q&A for folks who'd like to help.

Accepting monetary donations online. "We learn from every disaster".

The truck they arrived in is called an emergency response vehicle, and it can transport 400-500 meals or haul disaster supplies in bulk. "We have asked them to hold on, we may need them here in Pennsylvania". Text FLORENCE to 20222 to send a donation, or go to for more information on how to help.

The page helps people give or find help. Platelet and type O blood donations are especially needed right now.

According to the Red Cross, almost 200 blood drives were forced to be canceled because of Florence.

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