A deal has been reached between Apple, Amazon, Google and Yahoo, all major players in the technology industry, to help combat wildfires in the United States.
The deal, announced Tuesday by Apple CEO Tim Cook, is worth $3 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The companies also announced they would use some of their own money to help support victims of wildfires.
Apple, which is headquartered in Cupertino, California, is contributing $250 million to help the victims of the wildfires in Oregon and California, and Yahoo is donating $50 million to support victims in Florida and California.
“We have been committed to helping communities in need for decades, and this agreement is a testament to our common values,” said Apple CEO Steve Jobs in a statement.
“By working together to help and protect people in need, we can ensure that no one is left behind, and our customers can stay connected,” Jobs added.
Apple’s chief financial officer, David M. DiGiovanni, added, “This agreement represents a significant step in helping communities rebuild.”
A deal between Apple and Amazon would have the tech companies helping with the rebuilding of communities, helping the affected areas recover and provide assistance to the victims, Jobs said.
The companies agreed to donate $25 million to the Disaster Relief Fund.
Google will contribute $10 million to assist the communities in California and Oregon, and the company will donate $5 million to aid the state of Florida and $1 million to Florida’s Department of Homeland Security.
Yahoo will donate up to $500,000.
The agreement will also help fire-related victims.
The firms agreed to provide assistance in rebuilding the affected communities and helping to rebuild their infrastructure, and will share some of the proceeds with the victims.
The deals comes just weeks after Google announced a deal with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide disaster relief for communities hit by the wildfires.
Google, which also owns Instagram, has also announced that it will donate at least $1.5 billion in disaster relief funds to victims of fires.
The tech companies, which together employ more than 30 million people, will also donate $1 billion in donations to relief organizations.