Apple adds ‘Donate to American Red Cross’ section to iTunes Music Store for Hurricane Katrina relief

Apple has created a section on their iTunes Music Store on behalf of the American Red Cross where people can donate $5-$200.

Apple has also sent out an email to iTunes Music Store newsletter subscribers:

Our hearts go out to all the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The devastation in the wake of Hurricane Katrina is heartbreaking, and our thoughts are with those struggling in the aftermath of this disaster. As victims of this natural disaster are attempting to recover, American Red Cross volunteers have been deployed to the hardest hit areas of Katrina’s destruction, supplying hundreds of thousands of victims left homeless with critical necessities. By making a financial gift to Hurricane 2005 Relief, the Red Cross can provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to those in need. We urge you to contribute to this worthy cause.

Click here to launch iTunes and donate

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31 Comments

  1. INVADE NEW ORLEANS!!! THE MAYOR HAS WMD’S!!!

    Seriously though, the behavior of some of those people still there…

    1: Not evacuating when ordered.

    2: Shooting and looting (especially unneeded items and graves)

    3: Raping and robbing.

    4: Shooting at relief helicopters and police.

    5: Price gouging by gas companies

    This behavior is entirely inexcusable.

    Goes to show under crises, some people just don’t care about their fellow man, it’s all what they want or how they can take advantage of the situation. They lack the brains to realize that by using their heads and working together, everyone can come out ahead.

    I sincerely hope those people will stand before a judgement when they die and get their just rewards for their actions.

  2. “Goes to show under crises, some people just don’t care about their fellow man, it’s all what they want or how they can take advantage of the situation.”

    There comes a time to treat animals like animals. When law enforcement returns, may the scum answer fully for their actions.

    Our prayers and donations to the good souls caught in this hell. Help IS on its way.

  3. Before some of you are so quick to condemn the actions of people you know nothing about you should remember that this tragedy and everything that goes with it are man-made problems. You might also note that a country that loves violence and is so gun happy, should not be surprised when people are violent and use guns.

    Look at our culture! We glamorize gansters. What more do you need to know.

    That is the poorest region of America. Those people have been pissed off all their lives.

  4. >Seriously though, the behavior of some of those people still there…
    “Those people?”

    >1: Not evacuating when ordered.
    >
    >2: Shooting and looting (especially unneeded items and graves)

    Oh, you mean the cops.

    >Goes to show under crises, some people just don’t care about their
    >fellow man, it’s all what they want or how they can take advantage of
    >the situation. They lack the brains to realize that by using their heads
    >and working together, everyone can come out ahead.

    Yeah, like by coming up with an evacuation plan for property owners, and abandoning everyone else to the fates. Small wonder they’re angry and armed.

    >I sincerely hope those people will stand before a judgement when
    >they die and get their just rewards for their actions.

    Oh you can be sure of that. We all will. Just look to the beam in your own eye before you fret about the mote in your neighbor’s or you might find that a lack of charity and humility has condemned you to an eternity of torment.

  5. Doesn’t anyone else think that the Hurricane had anything to do with the pulling the 30 trial of the mac mini. You know, so that the people down south have a chance to be in this too, not just everyone else that has a house for it to go in. And who knows, Apple might just donate some equipment or money, so they can’t bare the expense of doing this 30 trial thing at the moment.

  6. america is being entertained by the suffering of the hurricane victims.

    we can afford 1+ billion per week in iraq; 5+ billion & 1+ billion per year in foreign aid to israel & egypt, but we need “donations” to help american citizens.

    what a great country

  7. I’m glad that Apple now has a link on their page for Hurricane Katrina relief, but why just the small “button” graphic? I mean, come on – they devoted their entire front page for a few days when the tsunami hit.

    It would be nice to see them give a bit more space…

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