DENVER, July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Empower Network co-founders David Wood and David Sharpe are no strangers to homelessness. Years ago and at different times in their lives, they were each homeless. Today, after putting their collective talents to work and enjoying a real-life rags-to-riches American dream, they run a $60 million company and want to give back.
"I know homelessness and the challenges of it," said Sharpe. "Therefore, causes like Denver's Road Home touch my heart. We must help people get off the streets and find food, clothing and shelter. As Empower Network prospers, Dave and I make it a top priority to give to the homeless community. We want to give a hand up to them and share with them the opportunity that we found."
Denver's homeless problem is a major issue in the city. There are more than 11,000 homeless men, women and children in the metro Denver area. Of those, nearly 1,000 are living unsheltered on the streets, under bridges or in public buildings.
Denver's Road Home is a 10-year plan to end homelessness. Now in its seventh year of the plan, Denver's Road Home has created 2,653 housing opportunities for the homeless, prevented 5,871 families and individuals from becoming homeless and mentored 1,058 families and seniors out of homelessness.
The Empower Network team has a track record of supporting worthy causes, especially those benefiting people and families in need.
Empower Network presented the $10,000 check on Saturday to Denver's Road Home at its quarterly conference in Denver, held at the Bellco Theater.
Before this donation, Empower Network raised $66,000 for Austin Habitat for Humanity and more than $30,000 for American Red Cross in support of the Boston Marathon Bombing victims.
This most recent donation to Denver's Road Home will help the organization feed, clothe and house homeless residents. Denver's Road Home is the local affiliate to 100,000 Homes, a national movement of 205 communities working together to find permanent homes for 100,000 of the country's most vulnerable homeless individuals and families by July 2014.
About Empower Network
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 30,000 affiliates and 70,000 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.
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