Prominent Florida Restoration Company Supports Philanthropic Fundraiser to End Domestic Violence
BOCA RATON, Fla. — Venture Construction Group of Florida (VCGFL) was a proud Bridge of Support Sponsor at the Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc. (AVDA) Heart of a Woman Luncheon. The annual event was held at the Royal Palm Yacht Club on Feb. 26. The fundraiser featured keynote speaker and domestic violence survivor, Audrey-May Prosper. The luncheon included presentations, networking, luxury raffles and a silent auction.
“We are committed to continually raising awareness for domestic violence. The life-changing work conducted by AVDA is absolutely outstanding. Their critical support has helped thousands of victims of domestic violence move from just surviving to thriving. AVDA unceasingly promotes violence-free relationships and we proudly stand behind their movement to educate and empower,” said Sandra Lawson, director of operations, Venture Construction Group of Florida, founder of Gemma’s Angels Foundation.
Prosper is the founder of Your Thrive Tribe, a community for women to connect, heal and grow. Prosper shared her story of surviving domestic and sexual violence at the hands of her ex-husband, only to come out stronger and ready to empower women and help them thrive.
AVDA works throughout the community to educate and engage people of all ages in their commitment to prevent violence. AVDA provides a Community of Hope through their state-certified domestic violence center that offers a comprehensive array of services for all victims of domestic violence including a 24-hour crisis hotline, emergency and transitional housing, advocacy, counseling and support to help them live violence-free and self-sufficient lives. AVDA’s mission is to promote violence-free relationships and social change by offering alternative choices to end violence and domestic abuse. For more than 30 years, their mission and services have provided critical support to thousands.
VCGFL is a philanthropic partner to many altruistic organizations and is committed to giving back to the community. Domestic violence is at the pinnacle of VCGFL’s annual corporate giving programs.
“We are grateful for the support of our community and local businesses. Venture’s ongoing sponsorships and participation is so appreciated,” says Jennifer Rey, program services director, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse.
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. With offices in Boca Raton, Ft. Myers, Naples, Panama City Beach, Orlando, 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 holds leading industry awards including the Construction Business Owner 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.” Shanton is a proud member of the WindStorm Insurance Network™ and is a WIND Certified Umpire®, WIND Certified Appraiser®, and WIND Certified Fellow®. VCGFL carries the industry’s leading accreditations and is an exclusive certified National Storm Damage Center Preferred Contractor, Certified Member of the United Association of Storm Restoration Contractors. 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. Survivors and children have access to a 24-hour hotline, 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.
Alicia Orta Stanford
Elev8 Consulting Group