Hurricane Sandy, which occurred last year, was undoubtedly one of the deadliest and most destructive hurricanes. In fact, it was the second costliest hurricane in the history of the U.S. However, after the incident many companies as well as people came forward to help the affected people. In continuation to that help, search giant Google, now has donated 17,000 Nexus 7 Tablets to the victims of hurricane Sandy.
Hurricane Sandy ravaged multiple states of United States. It damaged more than $20 billion worth of assets. The gigantic force of Sandy took down power lines, disrupted cell phone services and caused billowing fires throughout the tri-state area and beyond. Millions of households were without power. As a result, we have seen sales of generator roaring in Hurricane affected areas.
However, at such incident, people as well as many renowned companies come forward to help the affected people. And for the case hurricane sandy, the thing happened too. To help out the victims of Sandy, Samsung donated $3 million, Apple contributed $2.5 million and Goal Zero managed to bring $600000 worth of portable power products to bring power to the affectees. An now in continuation to that help, the giant internet search giant Google has donated 17,000 Nexus 7 tablets to libraries, businesses, community and senior centers in the areas affected by Sandy. The 17,000 Nexus 7 tablets that Google has donated have a retail value of $2.7 million.
Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York has said that private donations such as the one made by Google are “critical” in helping the local communities in their ongoing recovery after the superstorm Sandy. He also thanked Google for such help to build back New York better than before.
Source: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo