Stream Donates to Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces Program on Behalf of its Own Veterans
Posted On: November 11, 2015
New Partnership Reinforces Stream’s Continued Commitment to Supporting Veterans
Stream, a leading direct selling company and provider of essential services, announces a sizeable donation to the American Red Cross North Texas Region, directly benefitting Red Cross’ Service to the Armed Forces Program (SAF). The donation, made on behalf of Stream’s own honored veterans (both corporate employees and Independent Associates), reinforces Stream’s continued commitment to supporting the veteran community.
Stream’s donation will help Red Cross North Texas kick off a new technology-driven pilot initiative, as part of its SAF program: a comprehensive, national client management system to efficiently leverage the substantial resources that support its Emergency Communications Center (ECC). Over 40,000 nonprofits are dedicated to serving veterans, and ECC helps connect the right people to the right organizations. ECC provides around-the-clock, comprehensive emergency casework and referral services for members of the military, veterans, retirees, DoD civilians (overseas) and their families during emergencies.
“We’re thrilled to partner with the American Red Cross and especially excited to kick off our partnership by supporting this pilot project. Stream is committed to innovation through technology and big thinking, and this project fits right in with our company values and philanthropic mission,” said Kimberly Girard, manager of community relations and events, Stream.
The new system will feature a comprehensive integrated referral network, including carefully vetted organizations and service providers. The system will also feature a follow-up process, ensuring that all client needs are met. Leveraging the comprehensive new system, Red Cross caseworkers will ensure that veteran and military families are directly connected with the resources they need.
"The American Red Cross has long been a partner to military service members and their families," said T.D. Smyers, chief executive officer, American Red Cross North Texas Region. "The Red Cross also strives to serve our country’s veterans through our newest program, Veteran and Family Support Services. This new program helps veterans connect with local resources, benefits and services available to them. Financial donations from partners like Stream are appreciated because they allow us to help veterans when and where they need us."
The Red Cross provided roughly 364,000 case services to nearly 108,000 military families in 2014.
Stream (Stream Energy), headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a leading nationwide provider of essential services, including Energy Services, Mobile Services and Protective Services. Stream innovated the energy market in 2005 by applying a direct selling model to energy, generating more than $7 billion in total revenue in just ten years. A consistently ranked top direct selling company globally (9th largest in North America in 2014), Stream provides its Independent Associates with the opportunity to earn additional income by selling Stream’s services.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or follow us on Twitter @redcrossdfw.