Apple and the American Red Cross are making it easy for you to donate towards relief efforts in the wake of the this week’s devastating Hurricane Sandy. Simply by clicking on the American Red Cross tile that now appears on the main iTunes Store screen in iTunes, you can pledge from US$5 to $200 using your Apple ID on the dedicated donation screen that’s been set up.

This isn’t the first time Apple has teamed up with the American Red Cross to enable charitable donations via iTunes. The two have partnered up for other major disasters including the tsunami that struck Japan in 2011 and the massive Haitian earthquake of 2010.

Amazon has also added a Red Cross donation link to its homepage. Of course, you can donate directly via the Red Cross website.

[via 9to5Mac]

You can now use iTunes to support Hurricane Sandy relief originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Wed, 31 Oct 2012 21:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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