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.
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.