Category Archives: Charity
Better Business Bureau Torch Award

Aloha Construction is a small family owned business that specializes in home renovations. They serve their customers in every area of reconstruction. They are very experienced in all facets of this industry and their workers are experts in their respective fields. From electricians to plumbers they employ them all and continue to allow these craftsmen the opportunity to learn more about it.

The Better Business Bureau recently awarded the prestigious Torch Award to Aloha Construction for their excellent business practices. This award not only goes to a company for their quality work, but, also for their humanitarianism and help in their community. Aloha Construction has been working with charity organizations for many years in order to provide for members of their community. They are outstanding in their philanthropy.

The companies ethics are impeccable and they feel that with all they have been given in the past, they need to give back to their community. Since they are family run, this shows in every member of the family. Each of them has taken time out to serve others. They teach the younger members how they can help to improve the lives of those less fortunate.

The companies offices are located in Illinois and they work in this area as well as parts of Wisconsin. They treat their customers with the greatest respect and provide excellent work. When customers have a problem with something in their home, Aloha Construction will work diligently to make any repairs that are needed. They guarantee their work for quality and stand behind that guarantee. If a client finds that they are having additional problems, the company responds immediately to them.

The Torch Award has been around for approximately 20 years and is given to companies who show high quality in every aspect of business. The Better Business Bureau feels that Aloha Construction’s business model is something that other companies could copy.

https://www.angieslist.com/companylist/us/il/lake-zurich/aloha-construction-inc-reviews-6197878.htm

It is in giving that you receive, philanthropic Stream Energy

It is in giving that you receive, philanthropic Stream Energy

Get to know Stream Energy, a Dallas based company that is highly ranked in the energy industry. The company recently launched their Stream Cares Foundation, a philanthropic foundation, funded by the company itself, and driven by the company’s goodwill. In the recent past, Hurricane Harvey hit homes in Houston and caused a lot of damage. Stream Cares was there to help, supporting the affected citizens financially and also helping them recuperate.

Stream Energy’s decision to start a charity foundation has earned them favor and loyalty among the public and prospective clients. In the past 12 years or so, the company has accrued $8 billion in revenue. The company is also affiliated with Energy Services, Protective Services, Home Services, and Wireless services. Also, the company has developed a healthy relationship with charitable organizations for example Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army, and the Red Cross.

Stream Energy’s compatriots are well paid to develop a network of faithful customers while offering an array of commodities and services. Also, the company offers residential and corporate services, for example, virtual doctors receive discounted clean energy. Triumphant Stream Energy compatriots receive a commission following the sales one makes.

The company and its employees are committed to helping the homeless. They pursue homeless people in Dallas and together with Hope Supply Co., they aid the homeless. Through their partnership, Stream Energy took care of the entrance and food costs at a water park for more than 1000 homeless kids at an annual event, Splash for Hope.

Other than helping the homeless, the company is well invested in assisting military veterans and their families. In conjunction with Operation Once in a Lifetime, Stream provided transport to carry underprivileged military veterans and their families for lunch. The company is big-hearted, always looking for ways to give back to the community. According to a report by WalletHub, Texas is among the least charitable states in the nation, but Stream is working tirelessly to put Dallas and Texas in the top ranks.

https://www.saveonenergy.com/stream-energy/

Jim Larkin and His Impact on Ireland

James, or Jim Larkin was an activist who left his mark on labor and fair employment rights in Ireland in the early 1900s. He had an unusual history marked by multiple great achievements and great failures. But at the end of it all, Larkin won the rights for thousands or Irish men to work and be protected by a union regardless of their skill level.

Jim Larkin was born on January 21, 1876 in Liverpool, England. His family was very poor and he received little education. Growing up, Larking earned money by doing manual labor, specifically at the docks in Liverpool where he became with familiar with unfair working conditions for the Irish.

Less than 10% of Irish workers were part of any unions and the unions that were available to them were British-based. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/easterrising/profiles/po08.shtml and http://www.historyireland.com/20th-century-contemporary-history/big-jim-larkin-hero-and-wrecker/

In 1905, at the age of 29, Larkin became a full-time member and trade union organizer for the National Union of Dock Labourers (NUDL). His peers, however, did not like his strike methods so he was transferred to Dublin after two years.

In Dublin, he founded the Irish Transport and General Workers Union (ITGWU), where he would lead thousands of Irish workers to strike, earn fair working conditions, and establish Irish-based unions.

In 1912, Jim Larkin joined forces with James Connolly to form the Irish Labour Party. Together, they lead multiple strikes, the most effective being the 1913 Dublin Lockout. Over 100,000 Irish workers went on strike for seven months where they won the rights to fair employment for themselves regardless of skill level.

A year later, Larkin would travel to America to raise funds for the Irish to defend themselves against the British. But after just a few years, he was arrested, convicted of communism, and deported back to Ireland. When he returned to Ireland, Larkin quickly lost the support of ITGWU to William O’Brien.

In anger and frustration, Larkin, with the help of his son and brother, formed a new communist Irish Union called WUI (Worker’s Union of Ireland). This would result in a civil war between trade unionism in Dublin that would last until the 1960s.

Although Jim Larkin had his struggles, rapidly won support and lost it, and used means that many disagreed with, he truly made a positive impact on Irish labour. He enabled thousands of labourers to receive fair rights and working conditions when they had been severely oppressed.