The Salvation Army has been selected to receive a $10,000 grant from the Sempra Energy Foundation as part of its "Helping People In Need Initiative."
“This initiative represents the Sempra Energy Foundation and the Sempra Energy family of companies continuing commitment to help families in need,” said Kristine Scott, public affairs manager for Sempra-owned Southern California Gas Company.
In addition to matching employee donations to selected non-profits that provide food, shelter, and other related assistance, Sempra identified key agencies such as The Salvation Army to receive funding.
“The Salvation Army plays a critical role in helping to meet the growing needs in our Southern California communities,” Scott said. “This grant is intended to recognize the important work The Salvation Army does in the local community.
“This was a very unexpected, yet pleasant surprise,” said Captain Stephen Ball, Salvation Army Corps officer. “With the down economy, we were faced with a shortfall from our annual fundraising efforts. This donation really helped us to make up the difference. These funds will go directly to support the operating cost for housing and feeding the homeless.”
Helping People In Need Initiative:
• Sempra Energy and the Sempra Foundation donated $850,000 in direct grants and matching funds in support of this initiative.
• This donation and employee matching grant-program is about giving to the community at a time when many are finding it difficult to make ends meet. Sempra employees want to support causes that are helping families during these times.
• As part of this initiative, the Sempra Energy Foundation awarded more than 100 grants to local agencies in the communities served by Southern California Gas and San Diego Gas and Electric, Sempra Energy utilities. These agencies represent and serve a wide range of needs in the local communities, but generally provide food, shelter, and other related needs.
• The Sempra Energy Foundation is the 501(c)(3) private foundation of Sempra Energy, a Fortune 500 energy services holding company.
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