Sempra Energy today announced that Sempra Energy Foundation will assist communities in Texas to recover from the unprecedented winter storm that blanketed the state last week. Therefore, the company pledged $1 million. Furthermore, this builds on a $250,000 donation by Sempra Energy for food relief in Houston and Southeast Texas.
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Sempra Energy: new relief package for Texas
Earlier today, Sempra Energy announced that Sempra Energy Foundation will assist communities in Texas to recover from last week’s winter storm. Accordingly, the company pledged $1 million, which builds on a $250,000 donation for food relief in Houston and Southeast Texas.
Furthermore, it will bolster a $1 million donation by Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC; of which Sempra Energy is a majority owner. Therefore, this funding will go to community organizations within the company’s service territory.
“As Texans across the state continue to navigate the effects of the recent winter storm; we are in close contact with community leaders to address some of their most immediate and critical needs;” said Lisa Alexander, senior vice president of corporate affairs and board chair of the Sempra Energy Foundation.
Furthermore, “at the company and the foundation; we are committed to the communities where we operate and are proud to support organizations; working diligently to provide relief to our community members.”
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Together, the funds will help speed the distribution of much-needed resources, such as food, water and repairs for those who have been greatly. Thus, the company already funded a combined $250,000 to the Greater Houston Food Bank, Greater Port Arthur Food Bank and Southeast Texas Food Bank. Besides, the Foundation is engaging with community partners in Texas to help identify additional areas of need for funds distribution.
“Beyond Oncor’s previously announced commitment of $1 million to help those affected by the recent severe winter storms. So, this additional support from the Foundation will further enable communities within our service area to lean on local organizations for assistance,” said Debbie Dennis, chief customer officer and senior vice president for Oncor.
In fact, “Oncor has a long-standing commitment of working to help our communities thrive in the face of many challenges. Hence, this moment is especially significant given all that our region has faced in the last year. So, we appreciate the Foundation stepping forward with even more support.”
Since 2018, the company and the Foundation committed nearly $4 million to nonprofit organizations providing services throughout Texas.