With the onset of the internet, and all it has brought us, the word “stream” has taken on so much more meaning that a babbling brook leading to a river. Even when we hear it now, the connotation is that progress is being made, in some way. Either Dallas firm “Stream Energy” wanted to connect thoughts of their company name to progress and innovation, or it was just the nature of the way they directly sell energy that the name was arrived at. Either way, the very name of the company does them a lot of good.
The company is not squandering success, however, as there is altruism in the way Stream Energy uses their philanthropy for success. Recently Hurricane Harvey, in August of 2017, decimated parts of Texas, triggering paralyzing floods in Houston and the surrounding areas. The damage caused from this hurricane was over $100 million, and a lot of that represented individuals suffering loss of their homes, cars and other possessions. Insurance companies were not exactly fast to respond either, so it is nice that local companies, who are doing well, rushed in to help.
Instead of ignoring the plight of their fellow Texans, Stream Energy was galvanized by what happened and used it as a vehicle to be proactive. They used company money for the betterment of others suffering catastrophic loss. It is not often, however, that we hear of a company really giving at a time when the need is so acute, and unfortunately it is actually somewhat rare. Stream Energy took on the suffering of those affected by the hurricane, helping to alleviate some of the byproducts of that awful disaster.
In addition to direct help, they also actually took to their website promising those affected that they would not be held responsible for any late fees, nor should they be concerned with due dates on their bills. In fact, Stream Energy is so committed to helping others at times of need, they created a branch of the company, Stream Cares, to deal exclusively with supporting philanthropic efforts. There was not a lot of fanfare regarding creating this arm of the company, but rather classically and quietly, they set out to make this happen, and they did.