Hurricane Harvey was one of the most financially devastating hurricanes in the history of the United States. It cost $125 billion worth of damage, which is tied with Hurricane Katrina as one of the costliest ever. Harvey created devastation in its wake that took the form of structural damage to the city, loss of homes and flooding, and even emotionally loss of hope. A Dallas-based energy company named Stream Energy has seen the devastation and decided to do something about it.
Stream Energy was founded in 2005 by Rob Snyder and Pierre Koshakji after a degree of deregulation of the Texas energy market. Stream Energy has been able to capitalize on multiple markets besides energy, including first and foremost offering energy at only a portion of the cost that it normally is, but also offering virtual doctor services, wireless cell phone services, VoIP services, and cell phone porting.
Between 2005 and 2008 Stream Energy found great success and eventually expanded into the Georgia Market in 2008; After again having success, they expanded into the Northeast. When push comes to shove, Stream showed his true colors and helped homeless kids in need by partnering with Hope Supply Company. Hope Supply Co. was founded in 1989 and offers hope to homeless people in need. Stream Energy and their new philanthropic company stream cares has provided almost kids a day of endless fun at the Hawaiian Falls Waterpark, where they are given hope, a smile, a packed lunch, a hat, and even a pair of sandals. Hundreds of kids enjoyed fun at the Hawaiian Falls Water Park, and it was a great time to be had by all. Typically the national average for homelessness is about 1% per state, but because of the extreme nature of hurricane Harvey the homeless rate actually reached 24%! Additional information on Stream Cares, Hope Supply Co., and Stream Energy can be found here.