updated 10:30 am EDT, Mon March 14, 2011
Money goes to American Red Cross
In the wake of Friday's 9.0 earthquake in northern Japan and the subsequent tsunami, Apple has set up a donation portal on iTunes. Visitors can donate in $5, $10, $25, $50, $100 or $200 increments. The company claims that "100 percent" of each donation will go to the American Red Cross, which is offering assistance to its Japanese equivalent.
People are warned that the only record of a donation will come in the form of an e-mail receipt, and later an entry on a credit card statement. Apple Japan has meanwhile posted a message on its website. "To those who have been affected by the earthquake and tsunami, we send sympathies from our heart. In this deep sadness, we are praying for the victims and their families," the site reads.