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Stream Energy’s Many Philanthropy Efforts

Stream Energy is a provider of energy, wireless, protective and home services. Stream Energy provides electric and gas services in seven states and Washington D.C. All other services are available nationwide. Stream Energy not only provides useful services across the nation, they are also committed to giving back to the community as corporate philanthropy is part of the company’s DNA. In early 2018 when Hurricane Harvey devastated many communities in the Houston area, Stream Energy’s Stream Cares program selflessly used money earned from its energy sales to be one of the first companies to fund the recovery and ease the financial burden of its own customers. This effort earned Stream Energy to be featured on Patch.com. Stream Energy doesn’t only give back to the community during emergencies like natural disasters. They are affiliated with many organizations like Habitat for Humanity and the Red Cross. Stream is also deeply invested in homelessness in the Dallas area keeping a close eye on homeless rates. Stream partnered with Hope Supply Co. to provide entrance and meal costs for over 1,000 North Texas homeless children at the annual Splash for Hope. The Splash for Hope event brings homeless children away from the stresses of life to a local water park and provides them with fun for the day. Partnered with Hawaiian Falls Water Park Stream is able to give each child a pair of flip-flops, a hat, and a nice picnic lunch. Stream has worked with Hope Supply Co. for more than four years. Stream has proven to be a selfless company devoted to giving back and empowering the community. Playing a distinct role in the Dallas and Texas area by combining associate passion, corporate generosity, and a devotion to help those around them. Stream doesn’t just provide customers with affordable electricity and connected life services. They also provide hope to those in need.

https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2013/04/09/537005/10027902/en/Stream-Energy-Expands-Service-in-Pennsylvania-and-New-Jersey.html

Sightsavers Works From the Ground Up to Assist People With Disabilities

Sightsavers, a worldwide organization dedicated to treating preventable forms of blindness and advocating for disability rights, will lead a development program in Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, and Bangladesh. They will utilize £13 million UK Aid Connect funds to provide 100,000 disabled people with necessary health care, send 10,000 disabled children to school, and increase the incomes of many thousands more people who struggle with disabilities. They hope to achieve a large-scale impact by supporting people with disabilities in their quests to find work.

 

These changes are to be implemented in the framework of a 6-year inclusive development program. This means people in lower-income countries will face less and less marginalization as their needs are identified and met. Sightsavers will partner with multiple other programs including the International Disability Alliance, ADD International, and BBC Media Action to accomplish their goals. Everything Sightsavers does contributes directly toward the needs of people with disabilities in the countries they work in. They work with people of disabilities in person as well as striving to influence governments for the wellbeing of those they advocate for.

They are showing members of different countries that people with disabilities are able to learn and work alongside everyone else, creating an influential model for change. They are taking action to find the marginalized people with disabilities in struggling countries in order to ensure they receive the help they need.

 

Initiatives like The Kenya Trachoma Elimination Program conquers disabilities before they start by delivering crucial medical help to those with treatable ailments to stop blindness before it starts. In India, Sightsavers is screening thousands of truck drivers and providing glasses for those who need it to prevent fatal accidents on the roads. In these ways and others, Sightsavers is providing crucial and practical help from the ground up to aid those with disabilities in multiple countries.

 

 

https://www.justgiving.com/sightsavers

Jim Larkin And Michael Lacey Uproar

Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey are among the newspaper men who have been killing it in this industry since 1970. They have owned a number of newspaper sites including Times New and Village Voice Media (VVM). However, in 2012, they decided to sell the VVM remaining with only the backpage.com. The two are also the founders of FrontPage Confidential founded in 2017 for the purpose of news and analysis of First Amendment.

Apart from writing news reports, Jim and Michael engage in charitable acts like donating money to the less fortunate persons in the society. They do this through Frontera Fund which was founded using the $3.75 million compensation they received after winning the 2007 case. The fund entails donation of money to deserving Latin America organizations in Arizona. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Michael Lacey | Crunchbase

Recently, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were arrested and their site backpage.com shut down by the government agencies. The central allegations as of now are that their sites have been facilitating sex trafficking.

The accusations are however speculated to be government propaganda as the government is also against the first amendments new analysis that Jim an Michael captured in their sites as it revealed extra information to the general public. Since ether arrest on 6th April 2018, the internet more so Twitter has not been at ease. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/lacey-larkin-speak-out-on-trump-pardon-of-arpaio-9879938 and http://www.phillypurge.com/2017/06/23/jim-larkin-michael-lacey-make-the-list-of-civil-rights-protectors/

Everyone irrespective of their social class seems to be bothered about the whole arrest and the closure of the newspaper men sites. Among the people who have been so uneasy about the issue are John McCain and his wife, Cindy McCain. Cindy strongly believes that the accusations are correct as she had once reported on the company’s incident of selling children for sex.

Cindy has even gone an extra mile and testified for Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA) and Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) waiting for approval signature by Donald Trump. Regardless of how Cindy’s allegations are correct they cannot be 100% relied on as she may be paying revenge for the harsh report Jim and Michael once made on Times New magazine.

A significant number believes that the government act is illegal as they are only trying to deny Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey the freedom of expression.

Irrespective of what everyone thinks concerning the uproar, the final decision lies with the judges. The lawyers of Jim and Michael are however confident that their clients will soon be out of detention as in the previous cases.