Apple Opens iTunes to Donations for Japan Earthquake Victims

Apple added a special page to its iTunes Store over the weekend that lets users donate money to the Red Cross to help the victims of Japan’s recent earthquake and tsunami.

According to Apple, 100 percent of the money donated through the iTunes Store will be given to the Red Cross and will be ear marked for the disaster in Japan.

iTunes Red Cross DonationsDonate to Japan earthquake relief at the iTunes Store

“Your gift to the American Red Cross will support our relief efforts to help those affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific,” the Red Cross stated on the iTunes Store donation page. “Your support will enable the Res Cross to provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to victims of all disasters.”

Google is helping out, too, by offering its Person Finder service for people trying to locate missing friends and relatives.

Donations will appear as iTunes Store transactions on credit card statements, and iTunes Store credits can’t be used for donations.