Apple Pledges Donation to Flood-Hit North China Province Shanxi

Apple CEO Tim Cook has pledged to make a donation to the affected communities dealing with severe flooding in Shanxi, China.

Cook announced the relief on Weibo: “As the Shanxi region turns toward recovery, we want to do our part supporting relief efforts and helping with the rebuilding,” he wrote, stating that Apple would be making a donation to help the affected communities.

The size of the donation has not been disclosed, explains a report from South China Morning Post.

Cook and Apple made a similar commitment earlier this year when the Henan province in China was hit by flooding, which caused damage to Apple’s manufacturing hub in Zhengzhou City.

A number of Chinese tech companies have also announced major donations, totaling over 300 million yuan ($46.6 million USD), to help with recovery efforts in Shanxi, explains the report. That region has been devastated by more than five times its usual rainfall since the start of the month, resulting in the destruction of dams and rail lines, as well as more than 1,700 heritage sites

China has been struggling with floods for some months, with Apple suppliers being affected, or having to prepare emergency response plans.