Local Storm Damage Restoration Company Sponsors Team in 5K to Support At-Risk Youth
BLOUNTSTOWN, Fla.— Venture Construction Group of Florida (VCGFL) sponsored Team Evolve in the 2nd Annual House United Halloween Haul 5K & Fun Run on Oct. 26 to benefit Anchorage Children’s Home. The race began at 8:00 a.m. at M&B Railroad Park with a Fun Run for all ages, followed by a free Trick or Treat Trot for children and a costume contest. Prizes were awarded for fastest male and female runners overall, as well as the top three male and female racers from seven different age groups: 0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. Entry fees were $20 per person. All proceeds benefitted Hidle House at Anchorage Children’s Home.
“We are so proud to participate in this 5K to benefit Hidle House, an emergency shelter for youth. I used to work there as a therapist, and the cause is near and dear to my heart,” says Bethany Thompson, MS, life coach & certified yoga instructor, Team Evolve.
Anchorage Children’s Home provides numerous programs and services for abused, abandoned and neglected youth. Hidle House provides a 24-hour emergency shelter for runaway youth ages 10-17. Bridge Transitional Living provides housing for homeless youth ages 16-22, along with life skills training. Hannah’s Transitional Living provides housing for homeless pregnant mothers ages 16-22 and their infants, along with parenting training. The Sibling Group Home provides housing for youth ages 8-12 who are currently in the foster care system, allowing sibling groups to stay together. Anchorage Children’s Home provides counseling, life skills training, education advancement, employment opportunities, and a street outreach and recovery program that serves over 200 homeless youth per year.
“At Venture, we’re committed to the community. We support programs that provide opportunities for our at-risk youth to overcome and defeat obstacles, preparing them for a new path in life,” says Sandra Lawson, director of operations, Venture Construction Group of Florida.
Team Evolve participates in a number of races each year that support a variety of local charities. VCGFL’s annual sponsorship helped Team Evolve with necessary equipment for training and team race participation. Upcoming races include the Team Evolve Race on Dec. 7 in Panama City Beach, Fla.
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 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 an esteemed 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 certified 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 Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) Industry Members Association (EIMA); Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association (FRSA); Insurance Appraisal and Umpire Association (IAUA); National Association of Home Builders (NAHB); National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA); Property Liability and Resource Bureau (PLRB); Restoration Industry Association (RIA). 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 Team EVOLVE
Team Evolve is an obstacle course race team and training program under the direction of Coach JT Thompson. At Team Evolve, we provide a one-of-a kind-team environment that focuses on both individuality and teamwork, which fundamentally transforms each person, both on and off the field. The team has been featured in several media stories and has participated in several fundraising events to give back to the community. Learn more at www.EvolvewithJT.com.
About Anchorage Children’s Home
Anchorage Children’s Home is a non-profit organization which serves, protects and strengthens children, families and community. Anchorage Children’s Home’s mission is to be an anchor for today’s children, strengthening tomorrow’s families. When children, birth – 17 years old, who have been found to be abused, neglected, or abandoned, we provide child protective supervision, foster care case management, and intensive family intervention. Learn more at www.AnchorageChildrensHome.org.
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