The city of Dallas experienced the worst when Hurricane Harvey hit, and alongside the state’s major cities like Austin and Houston, they also experienced damages from the excessive rain coming from the hurricane. Dallas is home to many companies, including Stream Energy, and the effects of the disaster were devastating for the economy. Stream Energy provides affordable energy alternative for people living in Texas and the northeastern United States, and their services were affected heavily by the disaster. However, instead of realizing how much losses the company incurred as the devastation sweeps into the state, Stream Energy decided that they would have to mobilize their rescue team and provide relief to those who were affected.
Stream Energy introduced Stream Cares to the public shortly after the devastation brought by the hurricane. Stream Cares is a philanthropic department which will handle activities that will provide assistance and rescue operations to those who are affected by any disasters. Texas has never seen a hurricane like Harvey, and they were surprised by the power that it unleashed. Hurricane Harvey unleashed its power, destroying everything in its path. The torrential rains coming from the hurricane also resulted in the swelling of rivers across the state, flooding inland cities and towns. Communities were swept away by the flood, while coastal areas were pounded by huge storm surges. Survivors have no way to go but to the evacuation centers, where they will be safe.
As the number of people inside evacuation center swells, Stream Energy decided to step up and provided enough budget to Stream Cares to help those who are in need. The company collected food packs, water, clothes, medicine, and hygienic products to be distributed to those who survived. The company also handed out $20,000 as a donation to the American Red Cross. The company also ensured the survivors that they will be checking their properties and assess the damage cost, allowing them to file claims in their insurance policies. The company also promised that they will help in the restoration of the state’s energy sector, which will enable the power to return to the cities and towns battered by the strong hurricane.
Stream Energy is a company that relies on a business model where its associates sell its energy. The company has engaged in philanthropy over the years but decided, in recent times, to solidify its commitment by starting up its own charitable foundation named Stream Cares. The foundation and many of the associates who work for Stream Energy have raised money to help the homeless in Dallas, Texas and were also extremely helpful when Hurricane Harvey hit Houston and other areas of Texas.
Stream Energy has been working with Hope Supply Co., which is a Dallas-based charitable organization that works to improve the lives of locals. Recently, the partnership between the two helped to pay the entrance into a water park for 1,000 North Texas homeless kids. The outing has been dubbed the annual Splash for Hope, and this was the first time that many of the kids had ever been to a water park. Stream Cares has also worked with Hope Supply Co. in order to offer homeless children the clothes they need, diapers, and supplies for school.
Stream Energy, through the Stream Cares Foundation, also came to the rescue when numerous tornadoes ripped through North Texas just a day after Christmas. The foundation and other associates of Stream partnered with the Salvation Army to raise thousands of dollars to help people who lost their businesses and homes during the disaster. The foundation also worked with Operation Once in a Lifetime in order to offer support to Dallas-based veterans as well as their families by paying for the transportation to a Texas restaurant as well as covering the bill for the food.
Stream Cares also co-hosted the American Girl Doll Experience, which allowed the daughters of military families to choose an American Girl doll. They also enjoyed an all-paid-for lunch at the American Girl Cafe. While many companies use philanthropy as a smokescreen to cover up their activities, Stream Energy has always engaged because it cares. One of the more special things about the company is the way that it has encouraged its associates to take part in giving. This partnership continues to help out the people of Dallas and the state of Texas, at-large.