VERO BEACH, Fla. – (March 5, 2008) – John’s Island Real Estate Company
, the preeminent broker for what is considered to be the world’s finest family-oriented, residential community for the affluent – John’s Island, has gone above and beyond in their annual Christmas gift during a time of hard-hit real estate markets and a slowing economy. Under the stewardship of Chairman Bob Gibb, the John’s Island Real Estate Company gave a generous donation as House Sponsor, on behalf of all John’s Island owners, to Indian River Habitat for Humanity.Clever packaging of the Christmas gift included a battery-operated, flameless candle with an engraved card reading, “To celebrate the season, the John’s Island Real Estate Company has made a generous donation in your name to Habitat for Humanity. As they light the way for so many, may the peace of the season fill your life and the lives of those you love.”In a tough housing market, the John’s Island donation seemed only appropriate. Giving back to the community is very much a way of life for many John’s Islanders, including the Real Estate Company that defines it. Many of Indian River County’s nonprofit organizations have had John’s Island Real Estate Company as a major sponsor or donor. The Company’s philanthropic resume reads as a "Who’s Who" among nonprofit agencies, and its chairman, Bob Gibb, has been a driving force behind many of the most successful charity agencies.“The real thanks goes to the employees of John’s Island Real Estate Company and the residents of John’s Island. They have made it possible for us to be so generous and support our local charities. We like to help unite business, education and the non-profit sector for the benefit of all of Indian River County” Gibb said.As a House Sponsor, this allows Habitat to build a home for the Allen family. John’s Island Real Estate Company would like to invite you to join their staff, and other John’s Island owners, in building the Allen home which takes approximately 12 weeks. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Indian River Habitat for Humanity’s, Kelly Brown at 772.562.9860 extension 218 or visit www.irchabitat.org
.“All of us at John’s Island Real Estate Company feel very honored to be a part of reaching out to the community with Indian River Habitat for Humanity. We would like to thank all of those who have been supportive and shown interest in participating with us on this wonderful experience,” stated Gibb.John’s Island Real Estate Company’s philanthropic support has benefited many organizations, including Riverside Theatre, Saint Edward’s School, Indian River Hospital Foundation, The Treasure Coast Wine Festival, John’s Island Community Service League, Mental Health Association of Indian River County and the Environmental Learning Center.