Venture Construction Group Sponsors Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse Race for Hope

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Leading nationwide restoration company supports initiatives to end domestic violence

On Jan. 11, Venture Construction Group (VCG) sponsored the 20th annual Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA) Race for Hope. VCG was the Water Stop Sponsor and hydrated hundreds of runners throughout Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Broward and Miami- Dade counties throughout their choice of six races, including a 5K, 10K Run, Pet Run/Walk, Kid’s Dash, Hometown Hero Police and Firefighter 5K.

“This event is fantastic! The work that AVDA does is so important for all who are affected by domestic violence, victims and their families. It is critical to continuously raise awareness so together, we can reduce and eliminate domestic violence,” says Sandra Lawson, director of operations, Venture Construction Group, founder of Gemma’s Angels Foundation.

According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, 1 in 4 women (24.3%) and 1 in 7 men (13.8%) aged 18 and older in the United States have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. 30 to 60% of perpetrators of intimate partner violence also abuse children in the household.

AVDA’s mission is to promote violence-free relationships by offering alternative choices to end the cycle of domestic abuse and violence. AVDA provides a 24-hour crisis hotline, emergency and transitional housing, advocacy, counseling and support to survivors of domestic violence. AVDA helps survivors transition out of violent relationships so they can live free of fear. AVDA’s philosophy is prevention through education, and advocacy and intervention is the ultimate goal. AVDA offers nonresidential services to adult and child survivors of domestic violence. These services assist survivors with accessing relocation assistance through the Victims of Crime Act, legal advocacy, and provides group domestic violence education for participants. AVDA’s Legal Advocacy program assists clients in safely participating in the legal system.

VCG has an extensive corporate giving campaign that involves a number of domestic violence initiatives each year, including the annual Race for Hope and Heart of a Woman Luncheon.

About Venture Construction Group
Founded in 1998, Venture Construction Group (VCG) is a licensed general contractor and an award-winning leader in construction, restoration, renovations, roofing, storm damage repairs, and 24/7 emergency services. VCG services commercial and residential properties throughout the East Coast, Greater Mid-Atlantic Region, Gulf Coast, and Midwest. Operational excellence is our mission in every project we undertake, and we pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service. Specializing in commercial projects, VCG 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. VCG has earned prestigious awards including the Construction Business Owner Award, Pro Remodeler Forty Under 40 Award. 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.” VCG is committed to operational excellence and exceptional customer service. VCG 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, Certified Member of Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) Industry Members Association (EIMA), Certified Member of National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor, Mule-Hide Legacy Contractor, Certified CertainTeed Contractor and Duro-Last Certified Contractor. VCG credentials have been vetted and screened through independent third party Global Risk Management Solutions. With offices nationwide and a solid reputation throughout the country, we are able to respond to your needs with quality, ease, and top-notch service. For more information call 866-459-8348 or visit us online at

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Elev8 Consulting Group
Ph: 386.243.5388


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