Construction Company Staff Members Run for a Cause to Support Local Nonprofit Initiatives to End Domestic Violence  

LAKE WORTH, Fla. — Venture Construction Group of Florida (VCGFL) was a Silver Sponsor at the Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA) 19th Annual Race for Hope to support victims of domestic violence. The event was held Jan. 12  from 6:30- 9:30 am at John Prince Park in Lake Worth. The event included a 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run, Kids Dash, Hometown Hero Police 5K, Hometown Hero Firefighter 5K. All proceeds benefit AVDA’s programs and services for survivors of domestic violence and their children.

Awards included first place overall open, masters and grandmasters and five year age division three-deep for 5K and 10K. Hometown Hero Awards went to first place male and first place female police officers and firefighters in the 5K. Fundraising awards were distributed to first place individual fundraiser, first place fundraising team and team with the largest number of members. Purple Party Awards were distributed to the top three individuals dressed in their best Purple Party attire. Finishers medals were distributed to all participants who completed the race within the time limit.

According to AVDA, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men aged 18 and older in the United States have been a victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. 1 in 3 teens experiences abuse from a dating partner.

AVDA’s mission is to help survivors transition out of violent relationships so they can live free of fear. AVDA provides a 24-hour crisis hotline, emergency and transitional housing, advocacy, counseling and support to survivors.

VCGFL staff members dressed up in their best AVDA Purple Pajama Party costumes and ran in the 5K. VCGFL supports a variety of charities throughout the year and partners with AVDA and other nonprofit organizations to end domestic violence.

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 Coatings Pro Contractor AwardPro Remodeler Forty Under 40 AwardQualified Remodeler Top 500 Remodelers AwardQualified Remodeler Master Design AwardFlorida 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

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

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