TEMECULA, CA and LAGUNA BEACH, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 3, 2013) - "Giving back" during Thanksgiving and the upcoming holiday season, Southern California Telephone & Energy (SCT&E) wants those who are struggling to have a great meal with their loved ones. The company donates turkeys and canned goods annually to those who need it the most. SCT&E works with Temecula Valley People Helping People (TVPHP), located near the SCT&E corporate office in Temecula, California, to identify people that need help.
The giving back tradition is a long-time commitment by the executives at Southern California Telephone & Energy. Owner and CEO, Greg Michaels, continues once again this holiday season with the company's immensely popular program where both customers and families in need will mutually benefit. Denny Mighell, Chairman of TVPHP commented, "Indeed, consistency has been the key as Mr. Michaels and SCT&E have been faithfully giving back through lean as well as plentiful years. Having caring and consistent donors is what keeps the program going."
Southern California Telephone & Energy has made it easy for everyone to help with this tradition. Existing SCT&E customers who refer friends, family, and business contacts to the company get a full turkey donated in their name to a family in need plus a twenty dollar credit on their bill. Additionally, if a customer wishes to donate a gift card of $5 or more, five non-perishable items, or an unwrapped toy, SCT&E will add additional credits to the customer's bill. Greg Michaels states, "We encourage everyone to give." In addition to the turkeys given in the name of SCT&E customers, the company also donates an undisclosed amount of money and turkeys to help fill the void.
Canned goods, non-perishable items, books and toys are donated to Temecula Valley People Helping People who distributes to families or individuals in need. Last year the program helped over 10,000 children, families and seniors. Because of the community support from residents and local businesses like SCT&E, the program is able to reach its goal of helping as many people as possible.
About Southern California Telephone & Energy (SCT&E):
Southern California Telephone Company, dba Southern California Telephone & Energy, is a spin-off of Wholesale Airtime, Inc. established in 1994 by Founder and CEO, Greg Michaels. In simple terms, SCT&E is a vertically integrated Telephone and Energy Company, offering discounted Legacy Voice, Data, Wi-Fi, VOIP, SIP, Cable Telephone, and Telephone Services. The company also provides renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions, thus blending the world of utility mediums. Additionally, SCT&E is involved in international energy generation and oil and gas projects.
Subsequent to the 1996 deregulation of the telecom industry in the United States, SCT&E took advantage of the opportunity to become a privately held, facility-based Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) and utility under the CPUC. In addition to its CLEC status, SCT&E is also a Certified Long Distance Carrier (IXC), and a Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP). SCT&E has one of the largest privately-held, fixed wireless, or Wi-Max, networks in California. The company has multiple locations, with its corporate office located in Temecula, California. SCT&E owns and operates a redundant telecommunications network with switches and facilities on both coasts of the United States.
SCT&E is a California Electric Service Provider (ESP) and has Federal Energy Regulatory (FERC) Authority allowing the company to buy and sell energy nationwide in both the wholesale and retail markets in the USA. Its Energy Division affords consumers the ability to invest in renewable energy systems to include PV Solar and its US non-provisional patent Virtual Power Plant® and US provisional patent-pending Battery Energy Reservoir™.