Sempra and Sempra Foundation to support winter storm relief in Texas
Providing over $1 million in funding to bolster community efforts
SAN DIEGO, Feb. 26, 2021 — Sempra today announced that Sempra Foundation is pledging $1 million to assist communities in Texas recovering from the unprecedented winter storm that blanketed the state. This builds on a $250,000 donation by Sempra for food relief in Houston and Southeast Texas and will bolster a $1 million donation by Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC (Oncor), of which Sempra is a majority owner, to community organizations within its 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 for Sempra and board chair of Sempra Foundation. “At Sempra and Sempra Foundation, we are committed to the communities where we operate and are proud to support organizations that are working diligently to provide relief to our community members.”
Together, the funds will help speed the distribution of much-needed resources, such as food, water and repairs for those who have been greatly affected by the severe weather and its ensuing impacts. Sempra has already funded a combined $250,000 to the Greater Houston Food Bank, Greater Port Arthur Food Bank and Southeast Texas Food Bank, while Sempra 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, this additional support from Sempra Foundation will further enable communities within our service area to lean on local organizations for assistance as they look to recover in the aftermath of this devastating winter freeze,” said Debbie Dennis, chief customer officer and senior vice president for Oncor. “Oncor has a long-standing commitment of working to help our communities thrive in the face of many challenges and this moment is especially significant given all that our region has faced in the last year. We appreciate Sempra Foundation stepping forward with even more support.”
Since 2018, Sempra and Sempra Foundation have committed nearly $4 million to nonprofit organizations providing services throughout Texas.
About Sempra Foundation
Sempra Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation based in San Diego. The foundation was founded by Sempra. Sempra Foundation is committed to making a difference through partnerships that produce sustainable and responsible change. Over time, the foundation has invested in communities where Sempra employees live and work, responded to a wide range of natural disasters, and encouraged community collaboration.