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.
Hurricane Matthew - 2016:
In October, after a devastating hurricane hit the Western Atlantic, employees of the Sempra Energy family of companies rallied in support of this cause and raised nearly $20,000, which was matched dollar-for-dollar by the Sempra Energy Foundation. The funds were donated to the American Red Cross and the International Medical Corps to support immediate relief efforts in the affected areas. In total, nearly $87,000 were contributed in support of all those affected by this natural disaster.
Ecuador Earthquake – 2016:
In April, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit the country of Ecuador, leaving many people injured and displaced from their homes. In response to this devastating earthquake, employees of the Sempra Energy family of companies raised over $17,000 to support the International Medical Corps. In addition, the Sempra Foundation matched $10,000 of the total employee contributions.
Louisiana Floods – 2016:
Catastrophic floods hit Louisiana in August, leaving thousands of homes and businesses submerged. The Sempra Energy Foundation immediately partnered with the Louisiana Red Cross to support relief efforts. The Sempra Energy Foundation was able to provide a $25,000 grant in disaster aid.
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.