Hurricane Harvey’s destructive path through Houston flooded residential areas with nearly five feet of water. Homes were destroyed. People lost their lives. Many organizations and companies from across the United States donated time, resources, and money to the relief effort. But one local company, Stream Energy, reached directly to customers to ease their financial burden while helping the Houston area recover.
As a company, Stream Energy has been dedicated to maintaining a healthy philanthropic culture. Its charitable foundation, Stream Cares, organizes their philanthropic efforts throughout Texas and beyond. It doesn’t just boost their brand as a company that cares, it sets an example for the business community of Texas.
Stream Cares has forged relationships with well-known charities like the Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity, but their true focus is on the local level. Mirroring the business model at Stream Energy, where direct selling depends largely on customer loyalty and reliable service, this charity puts a great deal of effort addressing issues that matter to Texan communities.
With homelessness being a big problem for the city of Dallas, having increased by 24%, Stream Cares worked with Hope Supply Co. Together they provided meal costs and coverage for 1,000 homeless children to attend the annual Splash for Hope event. During a day at the water park, Stream Energy employees were able to give these children a fun experience while also providing them with financial assistance and much needed supplies.
Kimberly Girard, A Senior Event Manager for Stream Cares, changing people’s lives is something that motivates the entire company to be invested in these charitable functions. By identifying new methods, causes, and partners to bolster their philanthropy, their associates continue to find new ways to influence Texas’s betterment.
This kind of corporate attitude is much needed in this state. Compared to the rest of the country, Texas is one of the least charitable in the whole country. Stream Energy is playing a key role in changing the face of Dallas as a city of generosity that is fueled by people who want a better Texas for those who are most vulnerable. That passion can hopefully act as an example to other Texas businesses to follow.