When a business actually takes an interest in helping the general public throughout all crisis, and does it well, it’s worth taking note. Enter, Stream Energy, a direct selling and connected live services company that has made the short list since 2005. Texas, a state hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey, saw a new development emerge help the community of Houston and surrounding cities in amazing ways. According to an article on Patch.com, Stream Energy launched a charity foundation called “Stream Cares” to better display the company’s philanthropic desires beyond monetary donations. The relationships developed between Habitat for Humanity and the Red Cross allowed Stream Cares to use the revenue to pay it forward, encouraging associates to build a network of clients and provide residential and corporate services in return.
One such partnership that is particularly outstanding among the homeless comes through Hope Supply Co., as they hold an annual event that helps provide thousands of North Texan children with meals, money and basic supplies. Another instance in 2016 saw Stream Cares work closely with the Salvation Army to belay the cost of damages incurred by devastating tornadoes that destroyed local homes and businesses. Using their direct sales, the company was able to match the amount of donations brought in by their associates and double the pool.
A particularly touching event while partnered with Operation Once in a Lifetime really displayed the human-to-human effort Stream Energy strives hard to convey towards the public. Veterans of the Dallas area and their families received both moral and financial support via donated transportation to those unable to travel to gather for a true Texan lunch of ribs, burgers, steaks and the fixings at a designated restaurant. Soon after, Stream Energy co-hosted an event with the American Girl Doll Experience; allowing ten young girls of military families to receive an American Girl Doll of their choice and lunch at the American Girl Cafe, all expenses paid. For a state that proudly flies its Lone Star flag, companies like Stream Energy proudly do their best to make sure that Lone Star never truly flies alone.
Perry Mandera is the chief executive officer and founder of the Custom Companies, Inc., a renowned transportation service provider. The company was founded more than 30 years ago and has created a name for itself for the exceptional services they offer. He attained his education at Chicago high school and after graduating he joined the U.S Marine Corps Reserve. During his term at the Marine Corps, he worked at the motor pool where he gained his experience in driving. He then left the company at the age of 23 and started working in the transportation industry and later on in 1986 established his own transportation company.
Custom Companies has grown to be successful and served thousands of customers. The company provides many services including air freight forwarding services, truckload, LTL services and local cartage. Mandera is also a member of the Illinois Transportation Industry. In 2000, he was recognized as one of the top 100 American Transportation Executives of the millennium.
Perry Mandera is a charitable man with a heart of Gold. He has spent his career life giving back to the community and helping the needy in the society. He has sacrificed his time and resources to support charitable organizations. He believes in empowering others, and his primary focus has been towards children and youth organizations. In 2013, Custom Companies through Perry Mandera provided transportation and supplies to victims that were affected by the Tornado in Washington. The company also helped the victims of Hurricane Katrina by transporting food and other relief valuable to Louisiana and Mississippi. Mandera has helped people affected by natural disasters by donating transport services. He has led the company to charitable causes and even started a charity organization called Custom Cares Charities.
Perry has impacted the lives of the less fortunate in the society during holidays by giving money to help them have a decent vacation. Through custom cares, Perry Mandera has sponsored youth sports team in Chicago. He has helped many abused young adults with financial education support. He supports many organizations including the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, the Jesse White Tumblers and the Walter & Connie Payton Foundation.