For residents of Houston, Texas, it will be hard to forget seeing their neighborhoods inundated, hidden beneath nearly five feet of water. The ferocity of Hurricane Harvey ravaged the region and made the need for donation drives and volunteers essential to helping people return back to daily life. And in Dallas, just a few hours away, Stream Energy got straight to work finding ways to send money to victims and curbing energy charges to customers affected by the storm and the recovery phase.
Charity has long been part of the culture at Stream Energy. Giving and volunteering is so common that the company decided to just open up a new charity to better concentrate their efforts. Stream Cares will organize and host charitable functions, form new, and further existing partnerships with businesses and charities interested in helping those in need while also promoting the brand of the company as one that is dedicated to philanthropy from the highest level.
With this new charity come new representatives like Kimberly Girard, not the Senior Event Manager for Stream Cares. In a recent statement about the new charity, Girard stated that charity efforts will be carried out in partnerships whenever possible to maximize the effect it can have in the lives of those who need assistance.
In the past Stream Energy has worked with the Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity to assist local communities across Texas.
Hope Supply Co. has worked with Stream Energy to combat homelessness in the city of Dallas for several years now. this cooperation made it possible to provide more then 1,000 homeless children with a day of food and fun at a water park. All expenses were covered and they were able the receive much needed supplies and financial assistance for their families.
Stream Energy worked with the Salvation Army to help with the recovery from another natural disaster. When tornadoes pounded Texas in December 2016, they matched donations to help families and businesses get back into their communities.
In Texas, charity isn’t as common as it is within this company. When ranked against other states in terms of charitable giving, Texas is near the bottom. Girard stated that this endeavor will hopefully encourage other businesses to follow Stream Energy’s lead.