$150,000 Pledged to Assist Southern California Fire Victims

$150,000 Pledged to Assist Southern California Fire Victims


The Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) and Sempra Energy combined are donating more than $150,000 to assist victims of the four wildfires that recently destroyed homes and property across Southern California. 

A lion’s share of the donation, $100,000, is targeted for the United Way Thomas Fire Fund, a partnership effort with the American Red Cross of Ventura County and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services. The balance of the funding will go to other relief funds and organizations across Southern California. 

“SoCalGas wants to do our part to help our neighbors who have lost so much and are enduring the hardships these fires have dealt,” said Lisa Alexander, SoCalGas Vice President of Customer Solutions and Communications. “We have thousands of employees who all live in, and are an active part of, the communities that SoCalGas serves—so we are happy to be part of the relief efforts.” 

In the coming days and weeks, the United Way plans to deploy more than one million dollars that was already donated to the United Way Thomas Fire Fund. 

According to SoCalGas, the company has more than 350 field representatives working alongside fire fighters in support of first responders across the region and stands ready to quickly restore service to homes directly affected by the fires. 

For anyone who would like to help, the United Way of Ventura County is registering volunteers and coordinating with the Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services to place them where they can do the most good for the communities impacted by the devastation. If you would like to help, visit www.vcunitedway.org.

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