Leading construction company honors military personnel and veterans during Military Appreciation Month
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Honoring our nation’s fallen, Venture Construction Group of Florida (VCG) was the Wounded Warrior Sponsor at the Luke’s Wings Heroes Gala on April 27. Luke’s Wings is an organization dedicated to the support of service members who have been wounded in battle. The Wounded Warriors sponsorship hosted 40 wounded warriors and their families. The 2019 annual gala highlighted four families’ journey to recovery, and included dinner, music, dancing and a Live Silent Auction. The event raised $443,000 to provide critical flights for wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans in hospice care, and first responders.
“We are grateful for our sponsorship from Venture Construction Group of Florida. We cannot think of a better way to enter the second decade of Luke’s Wings than by coming together for this exciting, and significant fundraiser for our wounded warriors and military families. It was a record breaking year for us!” says Luke’s Wings executive director, Lindsay Gill.
Soon following the annual fundraiser, on May 10, Luke’s Wings celebrated providing it’s 5,000th flight to wounded, ill and injured service members. The 5,000th flight provided U.S. Army Captain Michael T. a flight from Knoxville, Tenn. to Washington, D.C. On his last deployment to Afghanistan in February of 2012, Michael was shot five times, resulting in the partial amputation of his right hand and the amputation of his right leg. Since his injury, he was relocated to Knoxville but was in need of a flight back to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to be fitted for a new prosthetic.
Luke’s Wings was founded in 2008 and serves a long list of military medical facilities, VA medical centers and hospice facilities across the country. The next fundraiser is the Pro-Am Heroes Golf Classic, which will take place on July 22 in Vienna, Va. Learn more and register at https://www.lukeswings.org/heroesclassic/.
“We’re honored to support military personnel and veterans throughout Venture companies. We salute their dedication and sacrifice, every single day,” says John Carr, managing director, Venture Construction Group of Florida.
Celebrated each May, National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM) honors the current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces. VCGFL sponsors numerous military and veteran organizations throughout the year.
About Venture Construction Group of Florida
Founded in 1998, Venture Construction Group of Florida (VCGFL) is a licensed general contractor and 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 commercial projects, VCGFL assists property management companies, condo associations, multi-family structures, hi-rises, retail/business plazas, government facilities, hotels and resorts with comprehensive general contractor services, restoration, mitigation, specialty construction, historical restoration, remodels, property repairs and rebuilds due to fire, flood, water, wind, hail, and hurricane damage. VCGFL holds leading industry awards including the Roofing Alliance MVP Award, Coatings Pro Contractor Award, Pro Remodeler Forty Under 40 Award, Qualified Remodeler Top 500 Remodelers Award, Qualified Remodeler Master Design Award, Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association S.T.A.R. Spotlight Trophy for the Advancement of Roofing Awards in Sustainability and Community Service. CEO Stephen Shanton is a proud member of the prestigious Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). Entrepreneur Magazine hails “YEC Consists of Some of the Most Well-Respected Minds in Entrepreneurship.” With offices in Boca Raton, Ft. Myers, Naples, Orlando, Panama City Beach, Stuart, Tampa, San Juan, and Nassau, VCGFL is committed to operational excellence and exceptional customer service. 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 Luke’s Wings
Luke’s Wings, a non-profit dedicated to American heroes who have been wounded in battle, provides transportation services to wounded warriors and their loved ones so they can be together during the service member’s hospitalization and rehabilitation. These visits not only bring comfort, but play a crucial role in healing, both physically and emotionally. Additionally, Luke’s Wings is the go-to for providing flights for the loved ones of special operators under the Special Operations Command Care Coalition who are injured on special missions, and provides flights for family members of Veterans in hospice care in an effort to ensure that no veteran is ever alone during their final days. Learn more about Luke’s Wings at www.LukesWings.org.
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