Sempra Energy announced on Friday that the Sempra Energy Foundation is pledging $1 million to help communities in Texas recover from the unprecedented winter storm that hit the state.
This builds on a $250,000 donation from Sempra Energy for food aid in Houston and Southeast Texas and will bolster a $1 million donation from Oncor Electric Delivery Company, of which Sempra Energy is a majority owner, to community organizations in its service territory.
“As Texans across the state continue to deal with 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,” Lisa said. Alexander, senior vice president of corporate affairs at Sempra Energy. and Chairman of the Board of the Sempra Energy Foundation.
“At Sempra Energy and the Sempra Energy Foundation, we are committed to the communities where we operate and are proud to support organizations that work diligently to help members of our community.”
Together, the funds will help speed up the distribution of much-needed resources, such as food, water and reparations for those who have been greatly affected by the weather and its aftermath.
Sempra Energy has already funded a combined $250,000 to the Greater Houston Food Bank, Greater Port Arthur Food Bank and Southeast Texas Food Bank, while the Sempra Energy Foundation is engaging with community partners in Texas to help identify other areas requiring distribution of funds.
“Beyond Oncor’s previously announced commitment of $1 million to help those affected by recent severe winter storms, this additional support from the Sempra Energy Foundation will further enable communities in our service area to relying on local organizations for assistance as they seek to recover from this devastating winter freeze,” said Debbie Dennis, Chief Customer Officer and Senior Vice President, Oncor.
“Oncor has a long-standing commitment to helping our communities thrive in the face of many challenges and this moment is especially significant given all that our region has faced over the past year. We appreciate that the Sempra Energy Foundation is moving forward with even more support.
Since 2018, Sempra Energy and the Sempra Energy Foundation have committed nearly $4 million to nonprofit organizations providing services throughout Texas.