Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston, Texas by dropping 56 inches of rain on the city, and many companies just sat around watching helplessly as people died and as others lost their homes and pets. Instead of doing nothing, Stream Energy decided to step and offer help to people who were experiencing their darkest hour. Stream is an independent energy company that used a portion of its sales to help fund its efforts. The truth is this company has been engaging in philanthropy for many years and decided to formalize its efforts by starting up its philanthropy arm, which it calls Stream Cares.
By leading as an example of how a company based in Texas should help during times of crisis, the company has improved its image and helped many people in the process. While this has been a positive side effect of the company’s efforts, Stream Energy just wanted to help. The Stream Cares Foundation has already been helping out with the issue of homelessness in Dallas, Texas and has been working with the Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity for many years. The company has the ability to help out financially due to its simple business model, which involves its associates selling energy directly to its customers. The company also offers telemedicine services and mobile phone plans.
While Stream Energy made a large difference when Hurricane Harvey struck, it has cared about the homeless population of Dallas for a long time. The company has already noted that there has been a large increase of homelessness in the city it operates out of and that this won’t stand. Stream Energy has worked with the Hope Supply Co. in the past in order to provide homeless children with many of the regular kinds of items they need in their daily lives. Stream associates are also a large part of the company’s philanthropy and love to get involved in efforts that help Dallas-based families. Some of the most notable charitable efforts of the company have gone to benefit veterans and their families, and Stream Energy plans on continuing to play a large role in helping to make Dallas and the state of Texas a better place for everyone.