Wounded Warrior Home Dedication

Beaches Habitat Builds Home for Wounded Warrior

Atlantic Beach, FL –Beaches Habitat congratulates Gena and Ryan Smith as its first Wounded Warrior Partner Family. To celebrate the completion of construction, a dedication ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 18th at 12:30 p.m. The location of the Smith Family home is 610 Orchid Street in Atlantic Beach.

Beaches Habitat understands that resources available to Wounded Warriors are restricted by their visible and invisible wounds of war, as well as their need for continuing medical care which often limits the earning capacity of family caregivers.  Beaches Habitat would like to help fill this housing affordability void, and in so doing, honor and empower Warriors who have fought so valiantly for the freedoms we all enjoy.  Our close proximity to Wounded Warrior Project Headquarters, and a large naval installation with support facilities for Veterans, makes Beaches Habitat the ideal place to create a model housing program which meets the needs of Wounded Warriors.  “We welcome Gena, Ryan and their son to the Beaches Habitat Family. We are very happy for them and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Warriors is exciting,” said Ralph Marcello, Beaches Habitat President.

The Smith Family home is sponsored by Turner Pest Control. “As a locally owned business, Turner Pest Control, has a strong commitment to giving back to our community,” said Ashton Hudson, Co-Owner of Turner Pest Control. “We are proud to support this project with Beaches Habitat and the Wounded Warrior Project and we are pleased to welcome the Smith Family to their new home.”

The Smith Family home was built by members of the Beaches Habitat Women Build team as well as Turner Pest Control employees and other volunteers.

About Beaches Habitat for Humanity

Beaches Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard housing in the Jacksonville Beaches. As an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, we work in partnership with local families and volunteers to build and rehabilitate simple, decent homes for qualified families in need. Recognizing the importance of education in breaking the cycle of poverty, we also offer college scholarships, after-school tutoring and rewards for academic excellence for our partner families.


About Turner Pest Control   

Since 1971, Turner Pest Control has been keeping homes and businesses pest free inside. Ranked in the top 100 pest control companies in the country, Turner Pest Control serves Florida and South Georgia through its six geographically located service centers. Turner is a member of the National Pest Management Association and is Quality Pro Certified, which is the highest mark of Excellence recognized in the industry.  Using an integrated pest management approach, Turner provides the highest quality pest control, termite prevention, lawn services, and bed bug elimination services for their customers. Turner also offers “TurnerGuard”, which is the industry’s only comprehensive all-in-one pest and termite prevention solution. For more information, visit



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