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FPMA Partners with P.E.S.T. Relief International

to Serve the Brevard Rescue Mission in Melbourne, Florida

Since 2009, The Brevard Rescue Mission has dedicated themselves to breaking the cycle of homelessness in families by providing women with children housing, access to health care, transportation, education, nutrition, job training, and life skills.

On April 28th, Florida Pest Management Association and P.E.S.T. Relief International joined forces to bring comfort and relief to the residents with their first REST Initiative. Their mission was to provide a clean and comfortable place for the residents to live, so they can get the help and care they need in a safe environment. Through the direction of John Riley, Elliot Zace and Steve Lum, a work day was organized to benefit Joy’s Place, a newly acquired residence for Brevard Rescue Mission located in Brevard County, FPMA Region 4.

The day began with general yard cleanup including raking, pruning some of the older trees, pulling weeds, putting new mulch down, and repair of an old fence. To round out the outside chores, the sidewalks and patios were pressure washed and stair rails and balconies were painted. “I can’t thank everyone enough for this”, replies John Riley, “we were a small group who offered what we had, and look at what we were able to accomplish!”

After sprucing up the outside, the team moved indoors to prepare the new apartment with new blinds, furniture, lamps, housewares, kitchen items, and small appliances. More joy for the children was inspired through toys, and the installation of cozy, comfy beds. Through the Hope to Dream program, mattresses were donated, complete with sheets, bedding and pillows. Mattress encasement were also provided to keep them sanitary for a healthy, bed bug free environment.

Together we are bringing hope, restoring dignity and enabling life transformation for those in need. “My hope is that we have set the stage for FPMA and those associated with it to give back and take even a few hours out of life to help someone for a lifetime. It always great to see how God uses us all for the greater good”, says Elliot Zace.

Thanks to the sponsoring companies and those who volunteered their time and resources, Joy’s place is now ready to house a family who is transitioning into a better life.


Thank You to our "Do It With a Purpose" volunteers and donors who made this day such a BIG success:


SLUG-A-BUG Steve Lum Elliot Zace Ed Sigman Brandon Brinson Stephanie Brinson Kim McClimans Michael Lacy Keith Manning Randy Darrah

REAL FLEET SOLUTIONS Jennifer Allen John Riley Joan Riley Noah Riley Cynthia Smith Mike Defazio James Tierney

MATTRESS SAFE Andrea Hancock

PEST PRESCRIPTION David and Davey Schuermann

BIO LOGICS: Jim Shuford

FLORIDA SPRAYERS Justine Carter Barry Carter

BLESSED IS SHE BIBLE STUDY GROUP: Sarah Riley Olivia St.Germain Lauren Beary John Moist


Donate towards the REST Initiative to give comfort and relief to those in need.

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