Category Archives: Charity

Stream Energy Cares

When Hurricane Harvey towards way through Houston, Texas, dropping more than four and a half feet of rain in many areas, Americans and people around the world looked on powerless at that moment to help as many people lost their homes and some even lost their lives.

Eventually, the rain did stop and the winds calmed, people and businesses raced to the aid of the people of Houston. One of the first businesses to provide money to support the recovery was Stream Energy of Dallas, Texas, according to a recent article posted on patch.com.

Steam Energy, operates on a simple business model, Stream associates develop a network of clients, the company then offers a large array of goods and services, such as fixed rate energy. Stream Energy offers residential and corporate services ranging from reduced rate energy costs to virtual doctor services.


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With the recent launch of Stream Cares, its charitable foundation, Stream seeks to make the foundation the heart of the company ’s philanthropic efforts in Texas, as well as the rest of the United States. Charitable giving has always been a core part of Stream Energy’s identity, but formalizing the company’s philanthropy gives the company the opportunity to be recognized by the general public and potential clients for their efforts.

Stream Energy has an established relationship with the Habitat for Humanity and the Red Cross, among others. Corporate leaders and regular employees also make efforts to ensure local charitable organizations are supported as well.

One issue Stream Energy and their associates are particularly concerned with is homelessness. In order to combat the problem of homelessness Stream is partnering with hope Supply Company, a Dallas, Texas, based charity focused on helping homeless children throughout the Dallas area. Stream has partnered with the charity, who provides clothing, diapers, and school supplies among other things, for over 4 years.

Additional charities Stream supports include the annual Splash for Hope, Operation once in a lifetime, and the American Girl Doll Experience Etc.

 

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2016/11/14/dallas-stream-energy-relocate-headquarters-addison.html

Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund: Please Protect the Dreamers

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund hopes that the DACA people, also know as Dreamers, will get the legislature that they need to stay in the country.

Donald Trump, the President of the United States, recently decided that Dreamers should leave the country by March of 2018 unless Congress passes a law to allow them to stay in the country.

Dreamers are people who came to the United States as children with their parents as immigrants. Their parents did not become legal citizens so the children never became legal, either. After Congress failed to pass a law to protect these children, President Barack Obama made an executive order to protect them and and to allow them to stay in the country.

Some facts that a person should know about these Dreamers”

-Most agencies and people say that there are about 800,000 Dreamers in this country.

-According to the Pew Research Center, if they applied to be Dreamers, there could be as many as a million people could be Dreamers.

-Most Dreamers are in school or at a job.

-Most Dreamers are in college.

-21 $ of the Dreamers are part of education and health industry.

-If a Dreamer works, his or her average wage is about $14.

-If the Dreamers are thrown out of the country, the Gross Domestic Product could lose by about $460 billion.

-17 percent of Dreamers are married to an American citizen.

What is the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund? This fund was founded by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, co-starters of the Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media. They were both arrested in rhe 2000s by Maricopa County Joe Arpaio. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia and Jim Larkin | LinkedIn

They were arrested at night because they would not reveal their notes about a grand jury deliberation that was important to the sheriff. They felt that the arrest was illegal and sued the county and the sheriff. The county and the sheriff settled the suit to the amount of about $4 million.

Lacey and Larkin used to money from the settlement to create the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund. The main goal of this fund to help protect rights of migrants such as the Dreamers and other organizations in the state of Arizona.

Lacey and Larkin don’t want what happened to them happen to other Arizonans. The fund will also help any Arizona organization or group that speak for human, civil and migrant rights

The Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund will help Arizona Dreamers as well.