When Houston was under nearly five feet of rain, companies from all over the country reached out to help. The recovery effort from Hurricane Harvey helped those affected return to their homes and work to get their lives back on track.
From another city in Texas, Dallas, Stream Energy sent money to the effort and eased charges for customers affected by the storm. This philanthropic effort is common for the company. It has become part of its brand and has led to the foundation of Stream Cares. This new office will coordinate with partners and organize their charitable functions going forward. This won’t just be restricted to financial assistance but also material support and participation from Stream Energy employees.
In the past Habitat for Humanity and the Red Cross have worked with Stream Energy to support local endeavors. That network is expected to expand with their new charity, working with more organizations and deepening existing partnerships to help a greater number of Texans.
One partnership that’s been established is with Hope Supply Co. This Dallas charity worked with Stream energy to provide free meals and a day at a water par for more than 1,000 homeless children. The day concluded with the children receiving much needed supplies and financial assistance for their families.
They were also at the forefront of the response to a series of tornadoes that devastated Texas during Christmastime 2016. Partnering with the Salvation Army, they were able to raise thousands of dollars to help people get back into their homes and for smaller businesses to get back to servicing their communities.
Kimberly Girard, now in the Senior Event Manager position for the new office, said in a recent statement that their new philanthropic efforts are meant to change the lives of many. Charity has always been at the heart of the company, but now they’ll have the opportunity to strategically give back in ways that gives associates a greater ability in determining how.
This is notable because of how little the state of Texas actually donates. It actually ranks near the bottom in a list of states that donate and volunteer. Stream Energy is looking to change that trend for their home state and act as an example for the Texas business community.