Fire and life safety; security; disaster management—Telgian deals with these potential threats and solutions every day. So when a real situational response is required, Telgian is among the first to be there to support communities with the resources needed to begin the road to recovery.
Recent relief efforts Telgian has supported have included Oklahoma tornado disaster relief, Hurricane Sandy disaster relief, Boston Marathon bombing response, Yarnell Hill wildfire disaster and Morris W. Bridges Jr. (fallen firefighter support).
At Telgian, we’re big believers in supporting youth sports, which keeps kids active and teaches teamwork and sportsmanship. In local markets where the members of our team live and work, we frequently sponsor Little League and high school sports basketball teams, and these efforts are always a “win” for Telgian.
Telgian associates believe in the joy and the importance of giving, and never more so than during the holiday season. From Toys for Tots campaigns to adopting families in need to Salvation Army food drives, Telgian is an active participant in holiday projects that support our communities and underscore the meaning of the season.
Home Depot Community Building Invitational
Telgian annually sponsors Home Depot’s Community Building Invitational in order to help make the Home Depot Foundation’s goal of improving the homes of U.S. military veterans a reality. Telgian associates join the roofing team for a Habitat for Humanity house-building project, and Telgian sponsors and participates in the invitational event golf tournament.
Easter Seals, Rhode Island
Telgian fielded a team and was a silver level hole sponsor for client CVS Caremark’s Annual CVS Easter Seals Tournament to benefit Easter Seals Rhode Island. Nearly 100 golfers participated, raising more than $26,000 for the organization’s Early Intervention and Outpatient Services programs. The Telgian team from left to right included Randy Hausmann, Director of Facilities (CVS), Ryan Smith, Strategic Account Executive (Telgian), Mike Beaton, Sr. Finance Manager (CVS), and Mike Colabella, Finance Manager (CVS).
Supporting Our Nation’s Veterans
WII (Wounded, Ill and Injured) Wellness
Telgian President & CEO Jim Tomes and wife Melinda have both been active in WII Wellness. WII is a comprehensive program that encompasses therapeutic recreation, fitness and adapted sports in the rehabilitation of wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans with permanent or temporary physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities. The ultimate goal is to enhance and renew each participant’s quality of life through ongoing participation in therapeutic activities. The Tomes have participated in the project’s surfing program, where wounded warriors are brought to Del Mar, San Diego from the nearby Navy Medical Center to not only develop muscles, but also to explore life and grow emotionally.
Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors
Members of the Telgian team worked with Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors and other volunteers on a project with particular significance to the Telgian family – a new home for Army Ranger Sgt. First Class Cory Remsburg, son of Telgian executive Craig Remsburg. Cory, who was first introduced to the nation during President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address, was seriously wounded by an improvised explosive device while serving his 10th deployment in Afghanistan. Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors designed a new home for Cory, created specifically for his new needs. The Telgian team provided manpower and plans for a residential fire sprinkler system, and worked with Victaulic to secure a donation of sprinkler heads, as well as manpower for the installation.