Stream Energy Supports Energy Assistance Charity UESF in Philadelphia With Donation

DALLAS, Dec. 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stream Energy, the global leader of energy network marketing companies, announced today that it is supporting the Utility Emergency Services Fund (UESF) for the third straight year with a charitable donation.

UESF is a non-profit which supports low-income families in Philadelphia. Since 1983, UESF has provided over $65 million of utility assistance to over 150,000 families.

"Stream Energy believes that every family should have access to affordable energy," said Stream Energy Chairman Rob Snyder. "We are pleased to continue helping groups like UESF serve the underprivileged. This year's donation raises the total money that Stream Energy has donated to UESF to $25,000 over the past three years."

"The past year has been particularly difficult for UESF due to cutbacks in our funding for vulnerable families. We turn away about 600 families a week," said John Rowe, executive director of UESF. "It is heartwarming that UESF can count on Stream Energy to help fill the gap. We really appreciate Stream Energy's expression of corporate responsibility."

Stream Energy's donation to UESF follows on the heels of a $10,000 donation that Stream Energy and its Ignite independent sales agents raised and donated together to the American Red Cross in response to the effects of Hurricane Sandy.

Stream Energy provides service to customers in Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas. The firm has generated $5 billion in total revenues and has received numerous honors and accolades since its founding in 2004.

About Stream Energy

Since Rob Snyder and Stream Energy secured a Texas retail electric provider license in early 2005, the privately held company has become the longest-tenured and most successful network marketing energy company in the world. Stream Energy provides a full-service approach to customer relationships, supported by the firm's network marketing arm, Ignite. Stream Energy is an eight-time finalist for the prestigious Platts Global Energy Awards, and Ignite is consistently ranked among the top direct selling companies in the world.

CONTACT: Stream Energy Paul Thies, 214-800-4409 pault@streamenergy.netSource: Stream Energy