Hurricane Harvey was one of the most devastating calamities in the country’s recent past. The storm left in its wake destruction of property and livelihoods and many were left stranded. However, one company, Stream Energy, took the opportunity to give back to the community by helping those affected to get recover from the calamity and ease their financial burden. Stream deals with energy sales. Their initiative has really helped ease the homelessness which was occasioned by the hurricane.
The company states that they feel that helping and giving back to the communities in which they operate their business in, is part of their DNA. They added that under the current name of their philanthropy, Streams Cares, they hoped that they would reach and help more people affected by the storm. The move to name their charity is just a formality to a process which they have been participating in for the past twelve years. The assistance that Stream Energy has given is a great example of how companies in Dallas are using charity, philanthropy to give back some of their proceeds to the people who need them in the society.
The idea of launching a philanthropy arm as a separate entity from the rest of the business is entirely new in the country. Streams Energy are therefore breaking new ground in corporate social responsibility in Dallas and the country. The company has strategic partners who help in driving local and grassroots giving. For instance, they have partnered with the Red Cross and the Habitat for Humanity to drive their CSI.
Their business model is actually quite simple. They usually make direct energy sales. Through these direct sales, the company is able to create a good network of corporate and loyal clients. They are also able to offer residential and corporate services. Stream Energy salespeople earn commissions based on the sales which they make. They achieved their goal in Dallas because they partnered with hope. This organization offers items such as diapers and other supplies for homeless children. Stream Energy associates are also fond of meeting the people who they work with, which makes them the organization with the biggest heart in Dallas.