Empower Network Serves Homeless on Thanksgiving

Employees remember company’s roots in donating time this holiday

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Dec. 4, 2013) - A fast-growing tech company whose founders were once homeless took time to volunteer food and services for Thanksgiving to Pinellas Hope, a temporary emergency shelter for more than 250 homeless men and women.

More than a dozen Empower Network's 42 employees feed the homeless at the Thanksgiving Day event. The software and web marketing company provided breakfast to the homeless and the volunteers.

"I was homeless at one point of my life and due to the charity of others, I am now able to give back to those less fortunate," said Dave Sharpe, president of Empower Network. "It is my honor to give others the same opportunities that were offered to me."

This is the second year Empower Network employees have donated time to Pinellas Hope on Thanksgiving. Last year, all of the company's employees invested eight hours serving and feeding the homeless through Pinellas Hope.

Pinellas Hope is located on 20 acres provided by Bishop Robert N. Lynch and the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Founded in December 2007, it can house more than 250 homeless men and women.

Empower Network offers six unique business and marketing software products and tools, including its signature blogging system, video hosting, training and coaching packages for start-up, home-based, small and medium businesses. Headquartered in St. Petersburg, Fla., David Wood and David Sharpe founded Empower Network in 2011 to empower small-business owners to make money online without dealing with the technical, marketing, payroll and overhead challenges that frustrate many entrepreneurs and small-business owners. Empower Network's signature product is a viral blogging system geared toward helping its 38,000 affiliates and 80,000 members use the Internet to grow their businesses online, taking them from disenfranchisement to full self-empowerment through the use of blogs, direct sales and online marketing. Visit www.empowernetwork.com for more information.