Stream Energy is a national-level provider of electricity, wifi, phone service, and home security services. Founded in 2005 by Rob Snyder and Pierre Koshakji, the company began offering its services first in Texas. In 2008 they expanded business to Georgia, and then in five northeast states after that. Their meteoric rise seems poised to continue, but that is not the subject of this article. I want to focus on their philanthropic activities.
Stream Energy recently launched a philanthropy organization called Stream Cares, which has been engaged in a lot of charitable work, especially in their home state of Texas. Most of their recent efforts have been focused on assisting the victims of hurricane Harvey. While the company has been involved in charitable and philanthropic activities for about 12 years, they have now chosen to formalize this with the founding of this organization. The organization has good relations with both the Red Cross and Habitat For Humanity.
Stream Energy, through Stream Cares, donated 25,000 dollars to the Red Cross in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. It is worth noting that they were one of the first companies to do so. They have also been accepting donations of all sorts for the victims of hurricane Harvey, so that anyone can help out through them.
One of the primary things that Stream Energy has tried to do with Stream Cares has been to combat the homelessness problem, which is particularly bad in the Dallas area. They have partnered with another group called Hope Supply Company to provide resources and assistants to the homeless in their area. This organization, funded by Stream Energy, delivers diapers, clothing, school supplies, medical care and a whole lot more for homeless children. They even organized a trip to a local water park for over 1000 homeless children. The fact that they could easily find 1000 homeless children shows you just how bad the problem is getting.
This isn’t the first time Stream has stepped in after a natural disaster to help. On the day after Christmas in 2016, a series of tornadoes touched down in North Texas. Stream quickly partnered with The Salvation Army to provide relief. They raised thousands of dollars in donations, which the company then matched.
It’s never a bad idea to give credit where credit is due, and clearly this business has gone above and beyond what anyone could reasonably expect.