SDG&E To Donate $1 Million Through The 'Helping People In Need' Initiative
Grants Will Support Over 100 Non-Profit Organizations

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) announced it will provide more than $1 million in charitable grants to non-profit organizations in San Diego County that provide basic needs through a variety of social services. 

"The Helping People in Need initiative provides much needed support for local non-profit organizations that work hard every day to feed our hungry, shelter our homeless, assist our disabled, aid seniors, and protect families from domestic abuse," said Frank Urtasun, regional vice president of external relations for SDG&E. "We are committed to serving the underserved in our communities."

As part of this initiative, SDG&E will provide grants to more than 100 non-profit organizations, including the San Diego Rescue Mission, the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, Mountain Health Community Services, Interfaith Community Services, Crisis House, the Alpha Project for the Homeless, Operation Samahan, Meals on Wheels, Hearts and Hands Working Together, Mama's Kitchen, Casa de Amparo, Promises2Kids, Salvation Army, ElderHelp, and South Bay Community Services. 

The Helping People in Need initiative is part of SDG&E's $6.5 million continuing commitment to support local non-profit organizations that promote youth leadership, environmental education and stewardship, emergency preparedness and safety, military and veteran families, local economic development, and social services in diverse and underserved communities of San Diego County. To learn more about SDG&E's giving in the community, visit:

SDG&E is a regulated public utility that provides safe and reliable energy service to 3.4 million consumers through 1.4 million electric meters and 861,000 natural gas meters in San Diego and southern Orange counties. The utility's area spans 4,100 square miles. SDG&E is committed to creating ways to help customers save energy and money every day. SDG&E is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), a Fortune 500 energy services holding company based in San Diego. Connect with SDG&E's Customer Contact Center at 800-411-7343, on Twitter (@SDGE) and Facebook.

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For further information: Allison Zaragoza, San Diego Gas & Electric, 877-866-2066,, Twitter: @sdge