Apple donates $1 million to help China deal with flooding

Apple has donated 7 million yuan (about $1 million) to the Chinese Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) as the country deals with its worst flood in years, reports USA Today. It’s the first U.S. company to do so.

In this photo taken Saturday July 2, 2016, a rescue worker lifts a child through flood waters as residents are evacuated after the Jushui river broke the dyke and flooded Tuhe village in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. The death toll from floods continue to rise as heavy rainstorms soak much of southern China. (Photo: AP)

In this photo taken Saturday July 2, 2016, a rescue worker lifts a child through flood waters as residents are evacuated after the Jushui river broke the dyke and flooded Tuhe village in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. The death toll from floods continue to rise as heavy rainstorms soak much of southern China. (Photo: AP)

“Our thoughts are with all those devastated by the flooding along the Yangtze River,” Apple’s CEO Tim Cook wrote on Weibo, the Chinese social networking site that is similar to Twitter.

Torrential rains and floods across the southern half of China have besieged cities and towns for days. More than 160 people had died by Friday in drownings and landslides and as buildings collapsed, including 35 people buried by a landslide in the far west. Nearly two million people have been moved to safer ground while swollen rivers and lakes strain dikes and dams.