In the wake of Hurricane Delta, Sempra Energy recently pledged US$100,000 to assist communities in Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas in recovering from back-to-back hurricanes. This builds on a US$500,000 pledge by the Sempra Energy Foundation toward recovery efforts after Hurricane Laura struck the region in August.
Together with the previous pledge from the Sempra Energy Foundation and generous commitments from Sempra Energy partners, this additional pledge from Sempra Energy will help families and small businesses repair damage caused by flooding and sustained winds.
"Hurricane Delta has multiplied the hardship on Gulf Coast communities, including families and small businesses still recovering from Hurricane Laura and suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic," said Lisa Alexander, senior vice president of corporate affairs for Sempra Energy. "We are committed to strengthening communities where Sempra Energy operates and know these funds will provide much-needed support, particularly to the resilient people of Southwest Louisiana."
The commitments are meant to help speed the recovery of property for those hit hard from back-to-back storms on top of an economic recession. Sempra Energy, the Sempra Energy Foundation, and Sempra LNG will engage community partners and the local government in the Gulf Coast to help identify areas of need and distribute the funds.
Over the last three years Sempra Energy, Sempra LNG, and the Sempra Energy Foundation have committed more than US$3.5 million to nonprofit organizations providing services in Texas and Louisiana.