In summer 2017, Hurricane Harvey released nearly 60 inches of rain onto Houston and the southeastern part of Texas including Dallas. The major hurricane is the first to hit landfall on US soil since Hurricane Wilma in 2005. Hurricane Harvey is tied with Hurricane Katrina of 2005 as being the costliest hurricanes to hit the United States. The damage totaled approximately $125 Billion. Houston and Dallas were hardest hit with flood zones over 5 feet in many areas. Houses and businesses were lost, residents were left homeless, some were jobless, family members’ and some pets’ lives were lost. Rescue efforts were pushed to the limits. Rescue workers and volunteers came from around the country to help with recovery efforts.
One company’s effort did not go without notice. Stream Energy is a Dallas based independent utility company with a philanthropic realm called Stream Cares. Stream Cares was on hand with the citizens of Dallas to pass out supplies to storm victims. They provided water, food, and other items to the victims. They also worked with charitable organizations to provide housing for the residents of Dallas.
Stream Energy began in 2005 as an independent direct selling energy company. Stream Energy used the “word of mouth” approach to grow its business. The company chose to use independent contractors to help customers evaluate their utility bills and determine if they could save money by switching their service.
This dynamic method of sales put the young company in a unique position to where they are now as a multi-billion-dollar company. At the core of this successful company Stream Energy has a philanthropic heart. Many corporations support various charities, but Stream Energy once again shows their uniqueness by not just writing a check but going out into the field with management and agents ready to lend a helping hand.