When it comes to big business there is a general feeling out there that these companies are only concerned with their bottom line and the needs of the community are only important as it pertains to increase profit margins. However, as is the case with any generalization, there are always counterexamples that can be pointed out. Such is the case with Stream Energy, an energy, wireless, protective, and home services company based out of Dallas Texas. Stream Energy has a commitment to protecting and giving back to communities that comes from the philanthropic culture that exists at every level of the company.
For example, in 2017 the Houston area was devastated when Hurricane Harvey hit the area. Thousands were left homeless and hundreds of businesses were forced to close their doors as almost 4 feet of water came pouring down on them in only a few days time. Stream Energy was quick to respond by giving thousands of dollars out of their own profit margin to get emergency relief to those affected. It was after this disaster that they started the Stream Cares foundation as an organization dedicated to philanthropic ventures nationwide.
Stream Energy has a long history of working with charitable organizations like The Salvation Army, The Red Cross, and Habitat for Humanity. One area where they are particularly vigilant is the homeless problem. They have a long-lasting partnership with the Hope Supplies Company and cosponsor an annual event called Stream of Hope where over a thousand homeless children from northern Texas are given an all expenses paid day at the water park. The kids get to have a day of play without thinking about their situation while the parents are given supplies and money to help ease their burden.
— Stream (@MyStreamSocial) April 20, 2018
Another instance of Stream Energy’s charitable work happened during the winter of 2016 when a handful of tornadoes touched down throughout northern Texas. The damage was extensive and people were left homeless. Stream Energy sprang into action with an employee-driven fundraiser that the company matched. This gave tens of thousands of dollars to the desperate community and helped get residents back on their feet.