Leading Florida construction company supports community efforts to end domestic violence
BOCA RATON, Fla. – Venture Construction Group of Florida (VCGFL) sponsors the Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA) 11th Annual Heart of a Woman Luncheon. The event was held on Feb. 28 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club in Boca Raton. AVDA’s annual luncheon celebrates the strength, courage, and determination of women. AVDA’s mission is to promote violence-free relationships and social change by offering alternative choices to end violence and domestic abuse.
“We are honored to support the amazing work that AVDA does throughout the year and we are committed to helping raise awareness to end domestic violence,” says Stephen Shanton, president and CEO of Venture Construction Group of Florida.
AVDA provides confidential services to victims of domestic abuse and individuals at risk of abuse. AVDA is home to a state-certified domestic violence center that provides emergency and transitional housing. AVDA also provides a 24 hour crisis hotline, advocacy, counseling and support to help victims live violence-free and self-sufficient lives. AVDA works throughout the community to educate and engage people of all ages in the commitment to prevent violence.
Event honorees include the Boca Raton Police Department, Boynton Beach Police Department, Delray Beach Police Department, and Highland Beach Police Department for their outstanding commitment to ending domestic violence by holding perpetrators accountable. Keynote speaker Melissa Dohme-Hill, coined the “Sur-Thriver”, shared her story of survival after her high school ex-boyfriend brutally attacked her by stabbing her 32 times. Following her recovery, Melissa became an advocate and speaks out against domestic violence.
In 2016, 105,668 crimes of domestic violence were reported toFlorida law enforcement, according to the Florida Coalition of Domestic Violence (FCADV). The coalition warns that many more survivors of domestic violence are not reporting their abusers to the police or accessing services at domestic violence services due to reasons such as shame, fear, or being prevented from doing so by their abusers.
A major advocate for philanthropy and giving back to the community, VCGFL sponsors numerous events throughout the year to raise funds and domestic violence awareness including the Kendra Scott Gives Back Party benefitting AVDA and the Gemma’s Angels Foundation, annual Venture Construction Group of Florida Toy Drive benefitting AVDA in Stuart, Boca Raton and Palm Beach Gardens, and the annual AVDA Race for Hope in Marco Island.
AVDA is proudly accredited for Excellence in Nonprofit Management and was one of the first agencies in Palm Beach County to receive accreditation from Nonprofits First. Accreditation recognizes AVDA’s excellent business practices in the areas of governance, administration, board governance, human resources and financial management.
About Venture Construction Group of Florida
Founded in 1998, Venture Construction Group of Florida (VCGFL) is an award-winning leader in construction, restoration, renovations, roofing, storm damage repairs, and 24/7 emergency services throughout Florida, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Bahamas and the Caribbean. Specializing in industrial/ commercial projects, VCGFL assists property managers, condominium boards, homeowner associations, association boards, hotels and business complexes with general contractor services, specialty construction, historical restoration, water and flood mitigation, and property repairs due to fire, flood, water, wind and hurricanes. VCGFL won the prestigious Qualified Remodeler Top 500 Remodelers Award, Qualified Remodeler Master Design Award, and is the proud recipient of the FRSA S.T.A.R. Spotlight Trophy for the Advancement of Roofing Awards in Sustainability and Community Service. With offices in Boca Raton, Ft. Myers, Orlando, Palm Beach Gardens, Stuart, Tampa, San Juan, and Nassau, VCGFL is committed to operational excellence and exceptional customer service. VCGFL takes care of the details every step of the way including roofing, siding, windows, drywall, flooring, paint, gutters to rebuilding properties after major storm events from hurricanes, tornadoes, and hailstorms. VCGFL carries the industry’s leading accreditations and is an exclusive certified National Storm Damage Center Preferred Contractor, Windstorm Insurance Network WIND Certified Umpire®, WIND Certified Appraiser®, WIND Certified Fellow®, Certified Member of the United Association of Storm Restoration Contractors, Platinum Preferred Certified Contractor with the National Insurance Restoration Council. VCGFL is a proud member of Insurance Appraisal and Umpire Association (IAUA), Restoration Industry Association (RIA), Property Liability and Resource Bureau (PLRB), Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association (FRSA), Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) Industry Members Association (EIMA), National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). VCGFL is a registered U.S. Federal Government Contractor and holds leading certifications including Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor, Mule-Hide Legacy Contractor, Certified CertainTeed Contractor and Duro-Last Certified Contractor status. VCGFL credentials have been vetted and screened through independent third party Global Risk Management Solutions. For more information call 866-459-8351 or visit us online at www.VCGFL.com.
About Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA)
AVDA has been a safe haven for thousands of victims of domestic abuse. Adults and children are provided 24-hour, 7 days a week emergency shelter, crisis counseling, food, clothing, individual and group counseling services. AVDA promotes violence-free relationships and social change by offering alternative choices to end violence and domestic abuse. Learn more at http://www.avdaonline.org/.
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