Apple CEO Tim Cook announced Wednesday that his company plans to donate to hurricane relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Michael.
In a pair of tweets, Cook wrote that the affected region “holds a special place in [his] heart.”
“I grew up on the shores of the Gulf Coast, near Pensacola and Mobile, and that region holds a special place in my heart,” Cook tweeted. “That’s never been more true than now. To all those communities in the path of Hurricane Michael, you are in my prayers. Please stay safe.”
“Apple is standing with our friends and neighbors in the Gulf Coast region, and will be donating to recovery and relief efforts,” he added.
Apple is standing with our friends and neighbors in the Gulf Coast region, and will be donating to recovery and relief efforts.— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) October 11, 2018
The tweets did not say how much Apple would be donating. Cook said the company has donated to a number of relief efforts following natural disasters, including the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia earlier this month.
Hurricane Michael made landfall earlier Wednesday near the Florida panhandle. At the time of landfall, it was a Category 4 storm with winds of 155 mph.
At least one death has been reported in Florida, after a tree fell through a home, crushing the homeowner.