Many in the Houston area are still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, a massive storm that resulted in some communities being submerged in nearly five feet of water. The severity of the storm called companies and charities from all over to pitch in and help those in dire need. Stream Energy provided relief funds from their offices in Dallas and even cut back on charging to lessen the financial burden on those affected by the storm.
While contributing to relief from Hurricane Harvey, it was merely a continuation of Stream Energy’s tradition of working with charities. They’ve partnered with Habitat for Humanity and the Red Cross in the past, and now they’ve developed a separate office to act as the philanthropic wing of the company. Stream Cares will take over the event planning and charitable functions for the company while bolstering their image as a company invested in philanthropy.
Senior Event Manager Kimberly Girard released a statement detailing the culture within Stream Energy as one that has always encouraged charity and volunteering with its associates. Concerned with the welfare of Texas’s most vulnerable people, Stream Cares will actively cultivate partnerships with known charities while seeking out innovative ways to give back to the community.
Hope Supply Co. is one such organization. Together with Stream Cares, they will give homeless children the opportunity to spend the day at a local water park. During Splash for Hope, these children will get to spend a day of fun while receiving much needed supplies for their families and financial support.
And then there’s Operation: Once in a Lifetime, where Stream Energy gets to honor members of the military and their families by inviting them to luncheon in December. Veterans at this even will also have the change to receive some financial support.
Moving forward, Stream Cares intends to make itself stand out in the business community while helping Stream Energy become a leader on the issue of philanthropy. That’s an exceptionally difficult task when considering that Texas is among the least charitable in the nation. Despite that Girard believes Stream has an opportunity to show others that giving back to the community can help a company succeed.