Leading Commercial Contractor Gives Back to Organizations Severely Impacted By COVID-19
BOCA RATON, Fla. — Leading Florida restoration company, Venture Construction Group of Florida (VCGFL), gives back to multiple organizations throughout the state throughout COVID-19 pandemic.
“Giving back is so important. Through ongoing successful partnerships and sponsorships, we are able to donate even more to our communities,” says Sandra Lawson, director of operations, Venture Construction Group of Florida.
VCGFL sponsors numerous local and national charities each year through its annual corporate giving campaign. When COVID-19 severely impacted local nonprofits and businesses, VCGFL quickly ramped up donation efforts.
VCGFL sponsored the Treasure Coast Builders Association (TCBA) 34th Annual Fishing Tournament held July 11 at Pirates Cove Marina and Resort in Stuart. Partial tournament proceeds benefit the TCBA Charitable Fund, which provides scholarships for local students for college and technical training programs in the construction industry.
To raise funds for Habitat for Humanity and the Kids Cancer Foundation, VCGFL sponsored the Gold Coast Builders Association (GCBA) Golf Event held June 26 at Madison Green Country Club in Royal Palm Beach.
To support Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA), VCGFL hosted a virtual Kendra Gives Back party with Kendra Scott in Boca Raton. The online shopping event took place June 23-24 and was open to shoppers throughout the nation. 20 percent of all proceeds were donated to AVDA.
Since the onset of COVID-19 in March, VCGFL has purchased and donated truckloads of groceries and household supplies to AVDA on a weekly basis. AVDA provides a state-certified domestic violence center, a 24-hour crisis hotline, emergency and transitional housing, advocacy, counseling and support to help victims of abuse live violence-free and self-sufficient lives.
In response to an urgent community need for youth sponsorships to summer camp, VCGFL and CEO Stephen Shanton and his family donated 150 weeks of camp for children and teens at five YMCA Treasure Coast locations: Indiantown, Okeechobee, two in Port St. Lucie and the Stuart main campus. The programs reopened on June 22.
“As a father to four wonderful kids, I know how important it is for our youth to have an outlet, especially now after being cooped up due to COVID. Many parents have been laid off and may not be able to afford this due to the pandemic. The YMCA is also providing emergency childcare for essential workers and first responders. It’s rewarding to provide them with the opportunity to create some fun summer memories,” says Stephen Shanton, CEO and president, Venture Construction Group of Florida.
On May 23, VCGFL was the Presenting Sponsor of the Palm City Chamber of Commerce Movie Night. To provide a fun activity while safely social distancing, the chamber held the traditional drive-in for the community. Tickets were $10. All proceeds benefited House of Hope, a nonprofit agency that provides food, clothing, furniture, financial assistance, information, referral, and life-changing case management services to Martin County residents in need. Attendees were encouraged to bring non-perishable food donations for Martin County food pantries.
On April 29, VCGFL staff stopped by NCH North Naples hospital and donated lunch from local restaurant New York Pizza and Pasta to over 150 nurses and medical personnel. Watch the video at https://youtu.be/t1m9BHdcWFc.
“We are so grateful for our doctors, nurses, medical teams, EMTs and first responders. They have worked tirelessly for us since the coronavirus outbreak and the least we can do is buy them lunch. It’s also rewarding to support local businesses while we give back. Our restaurants are struggling too,” says Derek Shanton, director of customer relations, Venture Construction Group of Florida.
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, roofing, 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 has earned leading industry awards including the Owens Corning Pinnacle Award for Safety, Construction Business Owner Award, 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 advanced accreditations and is an exclusive certified National Storm Damage Center Preferred Contractor and 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); Gold Coast Builders Association (GCBA); Insurance Appraisal and Umpire Association (IAUA); National Association of Environmentally Responsible Mold Contractors (NAERMC); National Association of Home Builders (NAHB); National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA); NRCA Qualified Trainer; Property Liability and Resource Bureau (PLRB); Restoration Industry Association (RIA). VCGFL is a registered U.S. Federal Government Contractor and holds leading manufacturer 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.
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