The mission of the Telmate Cares Program is to give back, honor and improve the lives of the people in the communities we serve.
SEPTEMBER 2, 2016 – As Hurricane Hermine hit Georgia and Florida earlier this month, in conjunction with the the Douglas and Effingham county jails Telmate, as part of the company’s Telmate Cares program, offered free phone calls and messages to help inmates connect with their friends and family during the crisis.
Between Friday 9/2-Monday 9/5, in Douglas the facility and Telmate gave away about 53,000 free phone minutes and 680 free messages, and in Effingham it was over 8,000 free phone minutes and nearly 2,000 free messages. These numbers prove what we all know–that during an emergency we all need to connect with those we love.
To learn more about how you can help visit: www.volunteerflorida.org/hermine-recovery/
SEPTEMBER 14, 2016 BATON ROUGE, LA – As part of the Telmate Cares program, a team of seven volunteers from inmate communications leader, Telmate, fanned out across south-central Louisiana for one week, to help people devastated by historic floods in storm-ravaged areas along the Gulf Coast last month.
The volunteers’ base of operation deployed its first team on the ground in Lafayette Parish, then focused on surrounding areas including the hard-hit communities of Livingston Parish and Denham Springs. Volunteers had little information to go on regarding the conditions on the ground. Rental cars had to be rented as far away as Houston, Texas, and supplies were picked up at big box stores along the way into Louisiana. Read more
SEPTEMBER 12, 2016 – ALLEGAN, MI – As part of its Telmate Cares program, the San Francisco-based corrections company Telmate will deliver a financial donation to support a local law enforcement member who is courageously battling cancer.
Deputy Brian Augustine didn’t think much of the sharp abdominal pain that started last Thanksgiving. But by April, the 22-year veteran of the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office could no longer tolerate the suffering. When he and his wife Jennifer went to the hospital, doctors immediately told him he had stage 4 colon cancer that not only metastasized to the liver–it was also not operable. Read more