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.