Disaster Response & Safety
We provide support for programs that promote wellness and that help keep communities safe. We also provide assistance to communities in times of disaster.
Nepal Earthquake Relief - 2015:
In April, after a devastating earthquake hit Nepal, the Sempra Energy Foundation made an immediate grant of $25,000 to the American Red Cross to support immediate relief efforts in that country. Employees of the Sempra Energy family of companies rallied in support of this cause and raised over $42,000 for the same cause, some of which was matched by the Sempra Energy Foundation. In addition, the foundation also matched employees’ contributions to the American Himalayan Foundation. Employees raised nearly $12,000 in support of their crucial relief efforts. In total, nearly $115,000 was contributed in support of the thousands of victims of this terrible incident.
San Diego May Firestorm – 2014:
In response to these devastating incidents the Sempra Energy Foundation provided support to the San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation and the San Diego Regional Fire and Emergency Services Foundation in support of volunteer firefighter departments that worked tirelessly to stop the catastrophic fires. In addition, the always generous employees of the Sempra Energy family of companies made personal contributions in support of the San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation which the Sempra Energy Foundation matched dollar-for-dollar.
Typhoon Haiyan – 2013:
The Sempra Energy Foundation once again partnered with the American Red Cross to support relief efforts in the Philippines after one of the strongest storms ever to make landfall. The storm left thousands of people dead on its path, thousands homeless and in need of food and water; and millions affected. Employees of the Sempra Energy family of companies rallied to raise much needed dollars that were matched by the Sempra Energy Foundation in support of this devastated area.
Tornadoes in Mississippi and Oklahoma – 2013:
Employees of the Sempra Energy family of companies once again showed their incredible compassion by making contributions to the relief efforts of severe weather in Mississippi and Oklahoma. The Sempra Energy Foundation matched contributions made to the National Headquarters of the American Red Cross in support of victims of the devastation in these two states.
Superstorm Sandy - 2012:
In the wake of one of the most terrible natural disasters in the US, the Sempra Energy Foundation made a contribution to the American Red Cross in support of immediate relief efforts for victims. In addition, employees of the Sempra Energy family of companies raised thousands of dollars to aid victims which the Sempra Energy foundation matched dollar-for-dollar.
Tornados and severe weather in the Midwest - 2011:
In 2011, the Midwest of the United States suffered from the devastating effects of violent tornadoes and heavy flooding. The Sempra Energy Foundation and the employees of the Sempra Energy family of companies teamed up with the American Red Cross of Alabama/Gulf Coast and the National Headquarters of the American Red Cross to provide contributions in support of the affected areas.
Japan Relief Efforts - 2011:
In 2011, the Sempra Energy Foundation and employees of the Sempra Energy family of companies raised funds for four charities providing aid in response to the devastating earthquake and tsunami. The charities included: American Red Cross, AmeriCares Foundation, International Medical Corps and Save the Children Federation.
Haiti Relief – 2010:
In response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the Sempra Energy Foundation teamed up with the San Diego Chapter of the American Red Cross International Relief Fund to aid in immediate relief efforts. This donation provided food, shelter, medical supplies and much needed assistance to the people of Haiti.
Chile Earthquake Assistance - 2010:
To aid in the relief efforts after the 8.8 earthquake in Chile, the Sempra Energy Foundation underwrote a grant to Hogar de Cristo, a well-known and reputable charity in Chile dedicated to helping victims of this disaster.
Mexicali Earthquake - 2010:
The Sempra Energy Foundation underwrote a grant to provide assistance to Mexicali after the earthquake that damaged the region. The grant helped to rebuild homes damaged or destroyed during the earthquake.