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Sempra Energy Foundation, SoCalGas And Employees Pledge Disaster-Relief Assistance To California Wildfire Victims

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SAN DIEGO, Nov. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sempra Energy Foundation, Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and employees of the Sempra Energy companies today announced they are teaming up to donate as much as $350,000 to support relief efforts for communities severely impacted by the three major wildfires still burning across California.

The Sempra Energy Foundation will make a donation of $75,000 to the American Red Cross and an additional donation of $75,000 to the United Way of Ventura County, designated to the wildfire disaster relief fund. SoCalGas, a Sempra Energy subsidiary, is donating more than $100,000 to a number of community organizations assisting victims and evacuees of the Woolsey Fire. The Sempra Energy Foundation also has agreed to match Sempra Energy employee donations up to $50,000 to the American Red Cross and United Way of Ventura County, adding potentially $100,000 to the total contribution for relief efforts.

"The impact of the current wildfires has been devastating for thousands of Californians," said Dennis V. Arriola, chairman of the Sempra Energy Foundation. "It is our hope that these donations may provide some relief and support in helping those impacted begin to rebuild their lives and communities."

The American Red Cross and United Way of Ventura County are providing relief to victims of the fires throughout California. The United Way of Ventura County will further support victims who have long-term recovery needs.

"Residents have faced so much devastation and confusion throughout these terrible wildfires," said Eric Harrison, president and CEO of United Way of Ventura County. "The continued support from the Sempra Energy Foundation, SoCalGas and Sempra Energy employees will go a long way to provide assistance to impacted households in Ventura County. We're so thankful for their ongoing generosity."

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.

The United Way of Ventura County improves lives by inspiring and mobilizing the caring power and resources of its community by registering volunteers and coordinating with emergency services to disperse resources and place volunteers where they are needed most.

The Sempra Energy Foundation is the 501(c)(3) private foundation of Sempra Energy, a San Diego-based energy services holding company with 2017 revenues of more than $11 billion. The Sempra Energy companies' approximately 20,000 employees serve more than 40 million consumers worldwide. For more information on the Sempra Energy Foundation, visit www.sempraenergyfoundation.org.

Sempra South American Utilities, Sempra North American Infrastructure, Sempra LNG & Midstream, Sempra Renewables, Sempra Mexico, Sempra Texas Utility, Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC (Oncor) and Infraestructura Energética Nova, S.A.B. de C.V. (IEnova) are not the same companies as the California utilities, San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) or Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), and Sempra South American Utilities, Sempra North American Infrastructure, Sempra LNG & Midstream, Sempra Renewables, Sempra Mexico, Sempra Texas Utility, Oncor and IEnova are not regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission.

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Sempra Energy Foundation, Employees Pledge Disaster-Relief Assistance To Hurricane And Typhoon Victims

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SAN DIEGO, Sept. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sempra Energy Foundation and company employees are pledging disaster-relief assistance funds, which could exceed $200,000, to help victims of Hurricane Florence in the Eastern U.S. and Typhoon Mangkhut in Southeast Asia.

The Sempra Energy Foundation will make an immediate contribution of $50,000 to Save the Children and an additional $50,000 donation to International Medical Corps in support of the relief efforts. The Sempra Energy Foundation also will match contributions made by employees of all Sempra Energy companies, up to a total of $25,000 to each charity. Together, the Sempra Energy Foundation and employee donations could exceed $200,000.

"With these donations, we are pleased to support recovery efforts for the families who have been displaced by these catastrophic storms," said Dennis V. Arriola, chairman of the Sempra Energy Foundation. 

Save the Children supports children and families affected by the storms in both immediate emergency response, as well as long-term recovery needs. The International Medical Corps provides medical assistance via mobile medical units to those affected by the storms.

"The support of the Sempra Energy Foundation and employees of Sempra Energy is critical in providing the resources that our teams need to deliver urgently needed healthcare, as well as related services and supplies, to the families and communities affected by disaster in North Carolina and the Philippines," said Nancy Aossey, president and CEO of International Medical Corps. "I'd like to express our profound appreciation to everyone who has contributed."

Additionally, Dallas-based Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC, of which Sempra Energy owns a majority stake, provided mutual assistance utility crews in areas affected by Hurricane Florence. Approximately 200 Oncor employees and contractors assisted with the power-restoration efforts, restoring power to thousands of storm victims in North Carolina. 

The Sempra Energy Foundation is the 501(c)(3) private foundation of Sempra Energy, a San Diego-based energy services holding company with 2017 revenues of more than $11 billion. The Sempra Energy companies' approximately 20,000 employees serve more than 40 million consumers worldwide. For more information on the Sempra Energy Foundation, visit www.sempraenergyfoundation.org.

Sempra South American Utilities, Sempra North American Infrastructure, Sempra LNG & Midstream, Sempra Renewables, Sempra Mexico, Sempra Texas Utility, Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC (Oncor) and Infraestructura Energética Nova, S.A.B. de C.V. (IEnova) are not the same companies as the California utilities, San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) or Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), and Sempra South American Utilities, Sempra North American Infrastructure, Sempra LNG & Midstream, Sempra Renewables, Sempra Mexico, Sempra Texas Utility, Oncor and IEnova are not regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission.

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Sempra Energy Foundation, Employees To Donate Up To $250,000 To Assist Hurricane Harvey Victims

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SAN DIEGO, Aug. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sempra Energy Foundation and company employees are pledging up to $250,000 in disaster-relief assistance funds to help Hurricane Harvey victims.

"Thousands of families have been affected by what some are calling one of the fiercest storms in U.S. history," said Dennis V. Arriola, chairman of the Sempra Energy Foundation. "It is our hope that this donation may help bring comfort to the Gulf Coast communities that have been displaced by this devastating storm."

The Sempra Energy Foundation will make an immediate contribution of $75,000 to the American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund and an additional $75,000 donation to Americares in support of relief efforts in Texas and Louisiana. The Sempra Energy Foundation also will match up to an additional $50,000 in Sempra Energy companies' employee donations, the potential combined donation could exceed $250,000.

The Sempra Energy Foundation is the 501(c)(3) private foundation of Sempra Energy, a Fortune 500 energy services holding company with 2016 revenues of more than $10 billion. The Sempra Energy companies' more than 16,000 employees serve approximately 32 million consumers worldwide. For more information on the Sempra Energy Foundation, visit www.sempraenergyfoundation.org.

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