When Hurricane Harvey touched down on Houston last year, few were prepared to deal with the aftermath of such a massive storm. Certain parts of the city had been hidden under nearly five feet of water.
Despite the damage, Houston was fortunate that so many were willing to give and assist in the city’s recovery. Businesses from all over provided what they could. Stream Energy, from Dallas, provided aid to those who needed it and suspended charges to customers who were dealing with the storm.
Charitable efforts are in keeping with Stream Energy’s identity as a corporate citizen. In 2016 they helped the Salvation Army raise money for survivors of tornadoes in North Texas around Christmastime, and they’ve developed partnerships with organizations like Habitat for Humanity and the Red Cross.
Stream Energy has worked with charities for so long that they’ve taken the next step and opened a new office to handle their philanthropic activities. Stream Cares will go on to promote the company’s brand as one that identifies with charities while forming partnerships and organizing events to benefit those in need.
Kimberly Girard, Senior Event Manager for Stream Energy, said in a recent statement that associates and executives have been engaged in charities for quite some time. That’s not quite so common in the state of Texas, but Stream Cares plans to challenge that.
One of the first partnerships Stream Cares has established is with the Hope Supply Co. Together they will host Splash of Hope, an event for homeless children. On this day children in need will get to spend the day at a local water park while also getting access to essential supplies and much needed financial assistance.
Then there’s Operation: Once in a Lifetime. Stream Cares will transport and feed veterans and their families at a genuine Texas Luncheon, complete with ribs, steaks, and burgers. And as a continued show of support for members of the military, they will be providing financial support to those who need it.
As Texas is one of the lest charitable states in the country, Girard sees Stream Cares as an opportunity for the company to set an example for the local business community while also presenting the state in a more giving light.