Stream Energy is one of Texas’s largest energy providers; bringing clean energy to the communities it serves at an affordable price. The company has had hands in charitable and philanthropic work for well over a decade but in 2017 when Hurricane Harvey struck the Houston area with devastating floods, the game changed for Stream. Stream Cares is a charity formed by Stream Energy that gives back to the very community it serves with power and in the weeks and months following the hurricane, Stream Cares partnered with the Red Cross and the Salvation Army to raise thousands for those in need, as well as helping to replace things lost in the storm. Stream Cares was able to double contributions to the relief efforts compared to most other charities.
Stream Energy has been tied to other charitable organizations such as Habitat for Humanity over the years and philanthropic work seems to be a tenant of the company. It’s not too often you see such a massive company, especially an energy company branching off in the charitable direction. Over the years, Stream Energy has built a foundation of trust and compassion with their customers. One of the keys to their model and success is their commission based sales tactics that put associates in leadership positions, allowing them to essentially be in business for themselves while pursuing charitable causes as caring and compassionate individuals.
The Hurricane brought a jump in homelessness up by 24% after many were displaced. As seen by their work with Habitat for Humanity, Stream has taken great pride in helping the homeless and those in need. This rise didn’t deter the company or it’s employees but rather gave them what they saw as an opportunity to step up their charitable giving game. Stream Cares also recently participated in a water park themed charity event called “Splash for Hope” in which they invited over 1000 homeless children and their families to a water park in Texas, covering their entrance fees.
Perhaps in the future more companies will follow suit with a passion for giving the way Stream Energy gives.