The emotional and financial impact of this disorder can be crippling... But we hope to relieve some of that financial burden with Telmate’s gift.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (PRWEB) August 13, 2015
On August 16, during the American Correctional Association's 145th Congress of Correction, Telmate will award Indiana-based law enforcement Untouchables Motorcycle Club (UMC) a $5,000 scholarship as part of the company’s Telmate Fallen Heroes Fund, a part of the Telmate Cares program. The fund provides financial assistance to law enforcement organizations like UMC in support of fallen officers or families of law enforcement officers in need, by awarding a monetary gift.
“We have the great honor of working with corrections and law enforcement on a day to day basis,” said Telmate Chief Marketing Officer, Jeff Hansen, “and we are so honored to do what we can to support law enforcement organizations like UMC.”
UMC was originally created in 2000 to benefit the widows and children of fallen police officers or families of officers in need. If no officer is killed in the state of Indiana, UMC still conducts fundraising for a worthy recipient, most likely a family member of a living police officer, who is in need of help. This month, UMC selected to award Telmate’s gift to Crown Point police officer Mike Brazil as his family incurs overwhelming medical expenses for their daughter, Emberly Brazil who suffers from Rett Syndrome. A rare genetic neurological disorder, Rett Syndrome attacks the nervous system resulting in loss of language and motor skills. Emberly’s story stole the hearts of the Telmate scholarship committee and she was immediately chosen as the first scholarship recipient.
Children like young Emberly, who are suffering from Rett Syndrome, endure a lifetime of expensive treatments, therapies and medications to complete normal daily activities that we sometimes take for granted — like eating and dressing. “The emotional and financial impact of this disorder can be crippling, said Todd Cliborne, President and Co-founder of UMC. “But we hope to relieve some of that financial burden with Telmate’s gift.”
For more information about Telmate’s Fallen Heroes Program visit telmate.com/fallen-heroes.
About Telmate: Telmate is one of the fastest growing inmate communications systems in North America currently providing a phone system, video visits, cash management, wireless tablets and GPS smartphone-based monitoring to hundreds of correctional facilities in nearly every U.S. State and four Canadian Provinces. From city and county jails to federal facilities and DOCs, Telmate serves populations of all sizes—many exceeding 2,000 beds. Telmate is headquartered in San Francisco, California. To find out more about Telmate, visit http://www.telmate.com.