Following the devestation of the Nepal earthquake, Apple added a special Red Cross donation page to its iTunes Store. The donation page lets you give up to US$200 for relief support for the earthquake victims, and Apple is skipping its usual 30 percent transaction cut so the entire amount of your donation goes to the Red Cross.
Donate to the Red Cross Nepal earthquake relief through the iTunes Store
A major earthquake hit Nepal over the weekend, killing over 3,600 people, injuring at least 6,500 people, and destroying cities. The quake and its aftershocks were strong enough to start avalanches on Mt. Everest, and over 200 climbers had to be rescued from the mountain.
Katmandu has become a tent city as displaced earthquake survivors set up camps in the country's capital after their homes were destroyed.
The death toll is expected to climb because many areas haven't been surveyed yet. Rural villages in the mountain areas have likely been hit with landslides, and it's possible some have been completely buried and wiped off the map.
Apple's iTunes Red Cross page lets you make $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, or $200 donations. Apple says 100 percent of your donation goes to the Red Cross and that your name won't be shared with the organization.