EarthLink Hosts Local Non-Profits at Annual Grand Rapids Griffins Hospitality Event

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. — February 19, 2013 — On Friday, February 15, EarthLink, Inc., (NASDAQ: ELNK) a leading IT and communications provider, hosted approximately 35 staff members and clients from local non-profit organizations Habitat for Humanity of Kent County and Kent Regional Community Coordinated Child Care at a Grand Rapids Griffins home hockey game. EarthLink also hosted nearly 140 customers, prospective customers and employees as part of this localized effort to give back to the community in which we work and live.

EarthLink is the official communication and IT services provider for the Grand Rapids Griffins. With more than 40 local employees serving over 2,500 businesses in the Grand Rapids area, EarthLink is committed to empowering local organizations with leading-edge IT services and communications including cloud computing, managed and private cloud, and virtualization services such as managed hosting and cloud workspace. EarthLink also offers a robust portfolio of IT security, application hosting, colocation and IT support services.

"EarthLink supports non-profits in our markets in a variety of ways, but we are particularly pleased to salute the work of these two important organizations," said Olen Scott, EarthLink Regional Vice President of Sales for the Midwest and West. "Habitat for Humanity of Kent County helps countless low-income families realize the dream of home ownership, and the work of Kent Regional Community Coordinated Child Care to advocate and lead improved access to quality, affordable childcare has a direct, positive impact on the community's quality of life."

"This event gave us the opportunity to express our sincere appreciation to many of our homeowners, who work hard to earn their Habitat homes," said Jon Hankins, Corporate Relations Specialist at Habitat for Humanity of Kent County. "Opportunities like this reflect the collaborative spirit that Habitat is all about, and we appreciate EarthLink's generosity."

And Deb VanderMolen, Executive Director, of Kent Regional Community Coordinated Child Care added, "Thanks to EarthLink, we had an opportunity to express our gratitude to many of our hard-working, dedicated staff and their families."

About Habitat Kent
Established in 1983, Habitat for Humanity of Kent County, 425 Pleasant St. SW, is serving God, building hope and transforming lives through neighborhood revitalization and homeownership for families who otherwise could not afford a home of their own. Habitat Kent has helped more than 350 families turn their dreams of home ownership into reality and has lifted more than 1,000 children out of substandard housing. Visit or call 616-774-2431.

About Kent Regional Community Coordinated Child Care
Kent Regional 4C, a private, non-profit agency, serves Kent County and Western Michigan by providing leadership, resources, services and education which create, improve and promote quality child care.