Apple has been a contribution of Rs 7 crore towards the ongoing relief work in flood hit Kerala. The Cupertino tech giant has also added banners on its home page to allow its customers to donate via iTunes, App Store and do their bit. the donation is made to the global NGO Mercy Corps
Heartbroken by the catastrophic floods in Kerala. US tech giant Apple o Saturday announced a donation of Rs 7 crore towards the ongoing relief work.
Apple said, “”E have also activated a donation button on iTunes and the App store so customers who wish to donate to Mercy Corps, efforts can do so easily”
Apple customers can donate $5, $10, $25, $50, $100 or $200 to Mercy corps using credit cards or debit cards.
As many as 300 people have lost their lives in due to rains and floods hundreds began returning home from relief camps, still leaving 8.69 lakh people in 2,787 shelters.
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan said on Friday hat the death began since the monsoon rains started on May 29 but 265 of the casualties were reported from August 8 when torrential downpur triggered the worst flooding in the state in nearly a century.
Help has been puring in from around the world, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced a $6,00,000 contribution o strengthen relief in Kerala.
Facebook and Google have provided tools to help people communicate and be rescued. these tools have also facilitate deployment of relief material.
Estimates suggest about Rs 21,000 crore will be required to rebuild the state that was hit with its worst deluge in centuries.
As per the official records, since August 8, over 231 people have died and more that 10 lakh have been displaced.
over 10,000 kilometres of roads have been damaged, number of house to be rebuilt vary from 20,000 to 50,000.