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Supporting B.C. Flood Relief Efforts and Keeping British Columbians Connected

November 22, 2021

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We want to express our heartfelt and continued support to the people of British Columbia, including our nearly 2,000 employees who live and work in the province, following extreme weather and flooding that has led to a state of emergency.   

Rogers is proud to support the B.C. Search and Rescue Association (BCSARA) through a $1 million donation and multi-year partnership that will provide immediate and long-term support to critical search and rescue services in the province. It will also support the organization’s legacy fund, new technology, and specialized equipment for the 79 local teams and 3,000 professional volunteers, all of whom have been called upon to conduct air, swift water, and marine rescues in multiple communities, as well as assist with evacuations and recoveries from flooded properties. 

In addition, Rogers is supporting The Canadian Red Cross  in their efforts on the ground in B.C. and  to deliver immediate assistance to those in need. Through the donation of funding and emergency phones to first responders in the province,   Rogers is helping to enable the Red Cross to carry out relief, recovery, resiliency, and risk reduction activities in and beyond the region at individual and community levels. 

Rogers is supplying 100 emergency phones and plans to B.C. women’s shelters and transition houses to support women and children escaping violence, left vulnerable and displaced by storm activities.

Our entire Rogers team – Team Possible – will continue to work hard to support British Columbians during this difficult time, through our  Rogers network technicians are working around the clock to maintain networks and ensure British Columbians can stay connected to emergency resources and loved ones, to helping on-the-ground community efforts, and through our Rogers Sports & Media teams who continue to provide critical information and updates across the province.

And to help ensure those vital connections to the people and things that matter most continue to be made, Rogers is waiving all domestic data overages and long-distance fees between November 15 – December 7 for Rogers, Fido, and Rogers Business customers in impacted areas.

For Rogers Bank customers affected by these severe weather events in B.C., Rogers is waiving interest charges for customers who live in areas affected by the floods for three months.  From Dec. 3 through the end of February 2022, customers’ accounts will not be charged any interest on purchases, cash advances or promotional balances.  For more information about the Rogers Bank BC Financial Relief program, click here

Team Possible means working together to support our communities when they need us most. Please  join us in supporting the relief efforts today by texting the word ROGERS to 20222 (English) or 30333 (French) to make a $5 donation or visit the Canadian Red Cross’s British Columbia Floods and Extreme Weather Appeal