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Hurricane Katrina relief

imageAs relief efforts begin in the areas hit by Hurricane Katrina, we urge you to please make a donation to the American Red Cross. By providing financial support, you’ll be helping the hundreds of thousands of victims of the tragic disaster. In addition to the Red Cross website, you can donate through and the iTunes Music Store. Our hearts go out to all of those affected.

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My family just donated some money.

Too bad the federal gov’t isn’t really helping.

Posted by ipodman715 on September 1, 2005 at 8:01 PM (CDT)


Even if people donate money, the red cross wont help. Rescue efforts in the most needed places have stopped because the dumb a*s millitary is afraid that the dangerous minorities might have guns. One rescue hellicopter was “shot at” and not once hit, but because of that they have cut of most rescue efforts.

Posted by Wash_Jones on September 1, 2005 at 8:31 PM (CDT)


A police station was shot at by two men armed with AK-47’s as well, so I can see their precautions.  Luckily nobody was hurt in that incident either.

I got an e-mail from iTMS about the Red-Cross donation page that they have set up. I think it is a stand up move by Apple, and I hope that people are making the donations they need.

The news I keep hearing about the hurricane’s damage is absolutely terrible… :-(

Posted by TennBikeBerk on September 1, 2005 at 11:03 PM (CDT)


Does the link to iTunes not work for anyone on Firefox? I’m using
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b4) Gecko/20050831 Firefox/1.0+
Maybe it’s an extension thing.

Posted by gabe on September 1, 2005 at 11:37 PM (CDT)


if our military wasn’t so tied up right now, it would have been easy to bounce back. heck, people would be out of there. but of course cindy sheehan’s the crazy one, not our white house.

Posted by joshua on September 1, 2005 at 11:58 PM (CDT)


Thank god we are all donating money to the red cross. Without those millions of dollars we wouldnt be able to get that one helicopter of bottled water to thousands of starving people. Millions well spent if you ask me.

Posted by Rascal_King on September 2, 2005 at 12:13 AM (CDT)


i have to say, when i opened the “itunes and hurricane katrina relief” email i assumed it would be some kind of ‘buy music and we’ll donate the proceeds of the next three days to hurricane relief’. instead, apple says their “hearts go out” to the victims. disappointing.

Posted by beauti on September 2, 2005 at 12:54 AM (CDT)


Donate what? ypu should not spent that money in Iraq, neither have two million sodiers arround the world. If you can support it, you can also fight against a minor problem like an hurricane. How munch does a tomahawk cost?

Spend? are you crazy

Posted by Marlboro Soldier on September 2, 2005 at 3:34 AM (CDT)


Watching this on the news yesterday, it was quite shocking to see the devastation and people in a really bad way, in such a rich country.

Then again this sort of thing goes on every day, every week, every year in many African states who are still much worse off and on a much bigger scale. Do these people stand a chance when the American Government doesn’t seem to be helping it’s own people?

I’m not trying to make any political views here, just saying it as I see it.

Posted by bob on September 2, 2005 at 6:03 AM (CDT)


The US is the richest country in the world, with agencies dedicated to disaster management,  and a weather forecasting service that gave them days to prepare for this. I think my charity money can be put to better use in contries that need it more and can put it to better use.

Posted by Simon on September 2, 2005 at 3:14 PM (CDT)


Indonesia has one of the most well-to-do upper classes in the world.  Did that stop you from donating money after the Tsunami?

Not that I’m saying you need to feel obligated to donate money, but jesus, it’s not always about politics.  Right now in NO and the region there are a lot of people suffering, people who are NOT familiar with all that enormous U.S. wealth as you so mentioned.

We’re talking civilians, and a pretty poor group of them, who are largely being forsaken by the same sh*tty government you’re b*tching about.  So your mentality is, Screw the US government, and screw the people too?  Greeeaaat.  You’re certainly role models for being generous, compassionate people. *rolls eyes*

Posted by Thom on September 2, 2005 at 5:39 PM (CDT)


Dont get me wrong, I know there are a lot of people in real trouble, but how is donating millions of dollars to the Red Cross going to help? Will it magically make a fleet of helicoptors appear? Will bottled water fall from the sky? NO. Lack of money isn’t the issue here, its lack of organisation. A charity organisation dosn’t have in infrastructure to cope with this scale of disaster, only a national government does, but the current US administration seems unable to deal with a situation unless it envoles “insurgents” or “pockets of resistance”.

Posted by Simon on September 3, 2005 at 3:34 AM (CDT)


how is donating millions of dollars to the Red Cross going to help?,1096,0_682_4524,00.html#4524

The Red Cross has been meeting the needs of thousands of New Orleans residents in some 90 shelters throughout the state of Louisiana and elsewhere since before landfall. All told, the Red Cross is today operating 149 shelters for almost 93,000 residents.

Posted by Demosthenes on September 3, 2005 at 3:16 PM (CDT)


Check the box, and hit donate.  Clorox will give a dollar.

Posted by Dan (papayaninja) on September 3, 2005 at 4:31 PM (CDT)


I live Canada and here’s a thought I had: If one of Bill Gates house burned, would you give him money to reconstruct? Same thing for the USA, they’re the most powerful country on Earth, the most wealthier one. They don’t need our money.

Posted by Sequence on September 4, 2005 at 4:40 PM (CDT)


Another thing, Sri Lanka, the poorest country on Earth donated 250,000$ to the American Red Cross!! WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG??

Posted by Sequence on September 4, 2005 at 4:42 PM (CDT)


How is comparing Bill Gates’ (richest man on earth) house burning down to an entire city being destroyed? That makes no sense at all.

Posted by Kevin on September 4, 2005 at 5:10 PM (CDT)


We are indeed the most wealthier country.  Most of our more wealthier citizens are more smarter than Sequence.

Posted by Dan (papayaninja) on September 4, 2005 at 6:09 PM (CDT)


You pay enough in tax for your government to give all required aid. Donations should not be required. Sadly, these areas qualify for UN aid and have higher infant mortality rates than most African states. Land of the free, and the poor, yeah, I’m pressing the “donate” button. All the best from Amsterdam.

Posted by Dirty Idea on September 4, 2005 at 6:13 PM (CDT)


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Posted by Beavis Smith on September 4, 2005 at 7:24 PM (CDT)

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