Stream Energy has made massive efforts to give back to the community following the damages of Hurricane Harvey. The damages caused by up to fifty six inches of rain in some areas of Houston needed desperate intervention outside of government interests. Stream Energy founded a relief effort, Stream Cares, in order to aid the surrounding local areas. The Dallas based company has had previous relations with the Red cross foundation as well as Habitat for Humanity. Although donations and support of these two charities are gracious and admirable, Stream Energy wanted to “formally” give back to the community in their own fashion. Hope Supply Co. The company was founded in 1989 with a specific mission in reducing the homeless population in the Dallas-Texas area.
At the Annual Splash for Hope, company associates helped ensure one thousand north Texas homeless children received a memorable day with free meals. The company has had a relationship spanning for the past four years. At this specific event, they helped supply the basic necessities such as clothing and diapers.
Outside of humanitarian efforts Stream Energy also rewards it’s local veteran population by providing planned events. Last December, a cook out was organized in order to benefit the children of local veterans, specifically the daughters. The cook out consisted of burgers, hot dogs, ribs, and laughter. After getting to know ten girls from these families, Stream Energy awarded these girls with an American Girl doll of their own choosing from the local American Girl Cafe. For children, American Girl has been an expensive item added to birthday and Christmas lists for many generations. For the local company to do this for these children, it is above the standard expectation of giving back to one’s community.
This company has made philanthropy apart of its foundation. It is an extremely uncommon trait in a world which sees donations merely as a tax write off. Stream Energy is an entity composed of local families. Giving back to the community is spoken of yet rarely enacted upon. The relationships built between the company and the community is something truly respectable.