Sempra Energy Foundation donates $50,000 for Haitian earthquake relief through American Red Cross

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        SAN DIEGO, Jan. 15, 2010 – Sempra Energy Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), today pledged $50,000 in disaster-relief assistance funds to victims of the devastating Haitian earthquake.

        Sempra Energy Foundation will direct the funds through the San Diego—Imperial County Chapter of the American Red Cross International Relief Fund.
        “The Haitian earthquake has been an unthinkable tragedy and we expect that our donation will go toward providing immediate aid to the Haitian people in the form of critical medical supplies, food and shelter,” said Jessie J. Knight, Jr., chairman of the board of directors of the Sempra Energy Foundation and executive vice president of external affairs for Sempra Energy. 

        The Sempra Energy Foundation is the 501(c)(3) private foundation of Sempra Energy, a Fortune 500 energy services holding company with 2008 revenues of nearly $11 billion.  The Sempra Energy companies’ 13,600 employees serve more than 29 million consumers worldwide.  For more information on the Sempra Energy Foundation, visit