Red Cross Thanks Rogers for Support During Spring Flooding in New Brunswick
Helping the communities in which we live and work in times of need is an important priority for us at Rogers. When our communities are faced with the impacts of extreme weather, like New Brunswick did last spring for the second year in a row with extensive flooding, all teams jump in to help our customers, colleagues and neighbours.
The Red Cross recently invited our local team to meet with them in Moncton, New Brunswick, where they presented a certificate of appreciation to Rogers, thanking us for our efforts during spring flooding in 2019.
During the flooding, we provided loaner phones to Red Cross volunteers, rocket sticks to emergency shelters and a $50,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross, which supported relief efforts in New Brunswick. Our teams, many personally impacted by flooding, also jumped in to volunteer their time by helping residents to move their belongings from flooded areas, filling sandbags and helping with clean-up efforts.
“During a disaster response of any size, reliable communications are vital to our work. Whether the communication is internal within our teams and responders or external with our partners and beneficiaries (those affected by the disaster), it is essential to have dependable tools to communicate quickly and effectively,” said Jonathan Spicer, Red Cross, New Brunswick. “Rogers generous donation of communications equipment during the spring flooding in 2019 greatly assisted our response and recovery efforts. The certificate presented is a small token of our appreciation of your support.”