Sempra Energy Units and the Sempra Energy Foundation donate $150,000 to assist Baja California earthquake victims
SAN DIEGO, April 21, 2010 – Three Sempra Energy subsidiaries, along with the Sempra Energy Foundation – the charitable giving arm of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) – today announced a $150,000 donation to assist victims of the series of recent earthquakes in Baja California, Mexico.
The Sempra Energy Foundation will direct $70,000 of the $150,000 contribution to Rotary International and the Mexicali Red Cross through International Community Foundation to help provide emergency assistance to earthquake victims.
Sempra Generation, Sempra LNG and Sempra Pipelines & Storage – subsidiaries of Sempra Energy that own business assets in Mexico – will donate the remaining $80,000. These funds will go toward hospital reconstruction efforts as well as purchasing equipment for the Mexicali Citizen Protection Department’s rescue and prevention task force.
“The earthquake in Mexicali affected the lives of more than 5,000 families,” said Neal E. Schmale, president and chief operating officer of Sempra Energy. “We hope our donation will provide immediate assistance to the people of Mexicali to help them recover from this natural disaster.”
“We are grateful to the Sempra Energy Foundation and the Sempra Energy family of companies for their generous donation,” said Baja California Gov. José Guadalupe Osuna Millán. “This shows how committed the company is to the people of our region and their willingness to come to the aid of those who have been gravely affected by the earthquakes.”
In Baja California, the Sempra Energy companies own and operate natural gas pipelines, a liquefied natural gas receipt terminal, a natural gas-fueled power plant and the local distribution utilities for natural gas for the city of Mexicali.
The Sempra Energy Foundation is the 501(c)(3) private foundation of Sempra Energy, a Fortune 500 energy services holding company with 2009 revenues of more than $8 billion. The Sempra Energy companies’ 13,800 employees serve more than 29 million consumers worldwide. For more information on the Sempra Energy Foundation, visit www.sempraenergyfoundation.org.
Sempra Pipelines & Storage, Sempra Generation, Sempra LNG and RBS Sempra Commodities dba Sempra Energy Solutions and Sempra Energy Trading are not the same companies as the utility, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) or Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), and Sempra Pipelines & Storage, Sempra Generation, Sempra LNG and RBS Sempra Commodities dba Sempra Energy Solutions and Sempra Energy Trading are not regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission.
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