RISMEDIA, September 17, 2014–Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty surpassed its goal of raising $25,000 for Dreams Come True, an organization that fulfills dreams for children in Northeast Florida who are battling life threatening illnesses.
During the company’s 25th anniversary celebration year from August 2013 to August 2014, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty raised a total of $30,500 for Dreams Come True by making a donation for every closed listing and sale. Additionally, the company has extended its campaign to support for Dreams Come True for another year until July 31, 2015.
“What an honor it is to present this gift to Dreams Come True,” said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Founder, President and CEO Linda Sherrer. “With the assistance of our valued customers and our passionate team members, we surpassed our company commitment this year. We are thrilled to announce our continued support to this amazing organization that makes dreams come true for deserving children in the region we serve.”
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty donated a percentage of each home sale to Dreams Come True. During the past year, the company sponsored four dreams for local children and the money raised will sponsor additional dreams that are in the development and planning phase. The dreams sponsored to date include Ranya’s Disney Dream, Tyler’s Swim with Dolphins and Disney Dream, Logan’s Batman Dream and Jacob’s Caribbean Cruise Dream. The dreams included all expenses paid vacation packages to theme parks such as Disney World and Discovery Cove or tickets for a Caribbean Cruise for the child and his or her family.
“Community support is vital to our ability to use the power of a dream to bring hope and joy to every First Coast child battling a life-threatening illness,” said Sheri Criswell, executive director, Dreams Come True of Jacksonville. “Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty has been an incredible blessing to the work of Dreams Come True and the special children for whom they have provided dreams. Through their generosity, they have helped us stay true to our commitment to never have a waiting list or turn down an eligible child.”
Since 1984, Dreams Come True has fulfilled more than 3,000 dreams for local children who are battling life threatening illnesses. Children are referred by their physicians and there is no waiting list. No qualified child has ever been denied a dream and 100 percent of the donations go to fulfilling the dreams of children in Northeast Florida.
“I am so proud to be part of such a caring team in a company that puts a high priority on giving back to its community,” said Christy Budnick, executive vice president of residential real estate. “Our team’s giving spirit and community support reflects our commitment to social responsibility and to being a good neighbor. It is an honor to celebrate our success by continuing to support Dreams Come True and its mission to make a difference.”
About Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty
Under the leadership of Founder, President and CEO Linda H. Sherrer and Executive Vice President Christy Budnick, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty is one of the most dynamic and respected real estate firms in Northeast Florida. Founded in 1988, the company has a team of more than 300 real estate professionals in eight branch offices throughout Northeast Florida. The company owns and operates a corporate relocation division, a new home and condominium sales division, Florida Network Property Management, Gibraltar Title Services, and is in a mortgage partnership with EverBank. During the past decade, the company has sold more than 35,000 homes valued at more than $9.3 billion. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty ranks as one of the Top 30 companies in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network.