Coast Guardsmen volunteer in Atlantic Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach

Southeastern Coast Guard News 
ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. — Coast Guard men and women from two Jacksonville, Fla.,-area units lent helping hands by volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in Atlantic Beach, Fla., as well as the Community Oyster Shell Recycling and Living Reef Restoration Project in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Nov. 30, 2012.

Volunteers from Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Jacksonville Beach, Fla., helped attach roof sheeting and siding to a Habitat for Humanity Wounded Warrior home off Mayport Road in Atlantic Beach. Contractors praised the Coast Guardsmen for their diligence and enthusiasm, said Petty Officer 2nd Class Christian Menendez, one of the volunteers.

“This was a great experience for us, and we look forward to helping with a future build in conjunction with Wounded Warrior Project and Beaches Habitat for Humanity,” Menendez added.

A second group of Coast Guard volunteers, assigned to Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville in Atlantic Beach, spent Friday morning at Guanna Tolomato Matanzas Research Reserve in Ponte Vedra Beach collecting and bagging oyster shells which will eventually be returned to the water to restore a lost shoreline and lure oysters to rebuild oyster beds where they once lived.

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