Parkland Corporation is donating$100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross’ British Columbia floods and extreme weather response efforts to help with relief, recovery, resiliency and risk reduction activities.
“The safety of our employees and the communities we serve is top of mind during this tragic event,” Donna Sanker, president, Parkland Canada, said in a release. “As a trusted member of the B.C. community, and as an essential service in the region, our team is focused on supporting the response and recovery of the area. As the situation progresses, we’ll continue to find ways to assist the communities our employees and customers call home.”
Parkland operates more than 270 convenience and fuel retail locations across the province, as well as a range of industrial and residential fuel delivery services and the Burnaby Refinery. Earlier this year, the company announced plans to build B.C.’s largest electric vehicle ultra-fast charging network.
The company will install, own, and operate up to 100 EV ultra-fast charging ports, which will be branded On the Run to connect with its convenience store brand. The network of approximately 25 sites is to stretch from Vancouver Island to Calgary, with locations in Victoria, Nanaimo, Vancouver, Whistler, Abbotsford, Kelowna, Penticton, Kamloops and Revelstoke. The charging ports are expected to open to customers in 2022.
“Thanks to the support from organizations like Parkland, the Canadian Red Cross is able to ramp up initial support efforts in B.C.,” said John Kim, associate director, corporate partnerships, Canadian Red Cross. “These funds will help address immediate and ongoing relief and recovery efforts and make an impact in affected communities.”