It wasn’t too long ago that the Texas coast was pummeled with heavy rains and destructive winds cause by one of the largest storms in recorded history, Hurricane Harvey. While many individuals and business owners were forced to evacuate and see their livelihoods be destroyed from a distance, one company, in particular, was getting ready to bring aid to anyone that needed it. Stream Energy is a service provider of fixed rate energy plans, through their charitable foundation “Stream Cares”, the company was able to allocate funds and volunteers to aid in the recovery efforts as well as to provide assistance to other organizations such as the Red Cross of America and Habitat for Humanity.
Stream Energy’s company culture has always focused on their philanthropic efforts and because of this, Stream Energy is one of the most respected and revered companies within their community. The company received extra attention during this hurricane in particular as they were seen by the media and other companies as the prime textbook example of how a company can leverage charity and philanthropy to boost their brand name value while still helping out the community. The Stream Cares Foundation is a relatively new concept for a large corporation, in fact, Stream Energy has made this foundation a separate branch solely focused on finding projects to be involved with. Creating this foundation has also come with its benefits, these include ensuring customer loyalty and essentially creating a buffer zone when things don’t go exactly the way the company wants it to go.
Much of their success with their philanthropy projects is due largely in part because of their associates and the Stream Energy business model. Through direct selling, Stream associates are able to create bonds and with the support of the company are also put in a better position to choose a charitable organization to volunteer their time to. One passion projects popular with Dallas-based Stream associates comes in the form of helping the homeless children of the city. These associates create events for the children, collect food, clothing and any other essentials needed for their lives.
Stream Energy, the 14 year old Dallas, Texas based company known for its innovative recruitment of wireless, electricity, gas, home and protective services customers through direct selling, has created a philanthropic arm called Stream Cares. Since its founding in 2004, the company has consistently provided support for people and communities in need. This was particularly true in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The company was deeply involved in a wide variety of efforts designed to help rebuild the community and provide food, clothing and shelter for the families displaced by the storm.
The creation of the Stream Cares Foundation will help the company to better be able to help individuals and communities in need. Currently, Stream Energy has long-term relationships with the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, the Red Cross and several other social service organizations. The company has also been making a significant impact in helping the homeless population in Dallas, Texas and surrounding areas through their work with Hope Supply Company. For four years, Stream has been helping Hope Supply Company provide the homeless with school supplies, clothing, diapers and more.
Stream Energy has also worked in concert with Hope Supply Company at their Splash for Hope events to provide free admittance for over 1,000 homeless children to local water parks so they can have some fun. In addition to the work they do in communities throughout Texas, Steam Energy also provides support financially and otherwise to grassroots organizations and charities all across the country. A recent write-up on Patch explains that the company sees its role as more than a provider of affordably priced energy. They are also committed to making life better for people in the communities they serve by giving back.
When many people hear the name Stream Energy, innovative methods of direct-sales of high quality energy products is what comes to mind. With the creation of Stream Cares, more people will also begin to see the company as the caring entity it has long been. A company which places a high value on ensuring all its neighbors can enjoy a good quality of life.