What do veterans, the homeless, and natural disaster survivors have in common? They have all benefited from Stream Energy’s charitable initiative Stream Cares. Stream Energy is a Texas-based direct sales energy company. The company’s list of services extends beyond offering fixed-rate energy to individuals and businesses. Stream also provides cell phone service and technology that enables doctors to consult with patients remotely.
It is one thing for a company to give money and another to give time. Stream Energy gives both. Operation Once in a Lifetime reaches out to military personnel who have fallen on hard times. The organization answers the veteran’s fiscal and psychological needs. Stream Cares teamed with Operation Once in a Lifetime to provide vets and their families with transportation to a restaurant where Stream and Operation treated them to a barbecue lunch.
The day after the luncheon girls from military families visited the American Girl Experience as quests of Stream Cares. Stream employees served as chaperones on the trip and during the noon repast that was provided. If needed, Stream personnel also assisted the young ladies in choosing the new American Girl doll they would take home courtesy of Stream Cares.
In addition to Operation Once in a Lifetime Stream Energy has worked with Habitat for Humanity, the Red Cross, and Hope Supply Company. In 2017 Hurricane Harvey deluged areas of Houston with nearly five feet of water. The destruction that Harvey left in its wake was equal to that of Hurricane Katrina. The first relief money donated came from Stream Energy.
Every year 1000 homeless children can look forward to Stream Energy and Hope Supply Company treating them to a day at a water park. This event is another opportunity for Stream employees to interact directly with the people their company helps. When Hope Supply Company isn’t tending to the emotional needs of homeless children it tends to their material and educational needs. Senior Event Manager for Stream Kimberly Girard summed up what drives her employer’s charity work by declaring, “We’re an organization with heart…”