The homeless population in Dallas, Texas is up a bit according to recent reports, and many of those who are homeless choose to remain on the streets rather than seek temporary housing in shelters. The weather in Dallas is pretty warm year round, but winters can bring more than a few brutally cold days and nights. Temperatures in Dallas easily get into the hundreds in summer, and the heat index remains there way after summer is over. Many homeless fall victim to weather-related illnesses and often death from heat or extreme cold. The state works hard to combat homelessness, but with devastating storms and limited resources, it is a difficult battle. There is a Texas-based company who makes it part of its mission to help fight and win the battle of homelessness in Texas and across the nation.
Stream Energy is a direct-sales energy company that takes on homelessness first hand by providing resources to the homeless population in Dallas. Stream Energy works with other agencies like The Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity to provide housing and school supplies those in need.
Stream Energy supports local charitable organizations through their foundation Stream Cares. Their team of associates go out into the Dallas communities and hand out water, book bags, school supplies, hygiene kits to residents. The Stream Energy team also puts on hard hats and safety gear to help build housing for displaced residents.
Statistics have shown that when families have homes to raise their children, the high school graduation rates are much higher and there is an increase in higher education enrollment. Stream Energy works hard to ensure that families have the opportunity to restart their lives after homelessness. Homelessness can occur without notice from a devastating natural disaster or a sudden layoff from a company or industry closing. Stream Energy places people not profits at the heart of their energy business, and their efforts to rebuild Texas communities is an example to be followed.
Growing under the shadow of his father who happened to be a medical doctor, Dr. Mark McKenna felt obliged in following his fathers’ footsteps in the medical field. Even with a sincere desire to pursue his passion and becoming an innovator, he joined the University of Tulane, which was a medical institution located in New Orleans. After completing his medical degree, he decided to venture into the real estate development business with his father.
It was a complicated decision choosing business over medicine, a course he had put in so much effort, time, and resources. However, Dr. Mark McKenna had dedicated all his focus and energy into the newly founded business. Despite the numerous challenges one faces in the real estate business. After the natural calamity ”Hurricane Katrina” hit, Mark started having doubts in his real estate venture. This was as a result of the devastation it caused to property and to peoples’ lives who lost everything they owned.
It was this critical incident that pivoted Dr. Mark McKenna’s passion back to medicine. He realized that his deep-felt need to advocate for patients’ wellbeing and treatment outweighed his real estate passion. The daily intellectual challenges that came with the day to day hustle of finding better and innovative technologies that improve patients’ wellbeing and care still enticed him.
The rapidly developing technological advancements acted as a force that attracted Dr. Mark McKenna into medicine. Additionally, he saw may opportunities he could take advantage of to improve and transform the care given to patients.
His ability in recognizing the changing trends in society such as the fact that most Americans both male and female are now more open than ever when it came to elective cosmetic surgery such as liposuction, facelifts, and tummy tucks. The idea led to his next venture, which was OVME. The company delivered these very delicate procedures in a safe and comfortable environment.
OVME has specialized in utilizing technology to its optimum, allowing prospective clients to go online and view the services offered as well as book appointments before their visit at the clinic.