National construction company raises funds for wounded warriors and their caregivers at Luke’s Wings Heroes Gala
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As an avid supporter of the health and welfare of our nation’s active duty military personnel and veterans, Venture Construction Group (VCG) sponsored the Luke’s Wings Heroes Gala on April 27. Luke’s Wings programs include the Luke’s Wings Wounded Warrior Transportation Assistance Program that provides complimentary airfare for loved ones of wounded military personnel to be present throughout recovery. Ancillary programs support the Special Operations community and Veteran’s In Hospice Care for service members battling life-threatening illnesses. The 2019 annual gala raised $443,000 to provide critical flights for wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans in hospice care, and first responders. Luke’s Wings committed to providing 1,000 flights for wounded warriors in 2019, far surpassing previous years.
“We sincerely thank Venture Construction Group for their support at this year’s Gala. Their encouragement has given us the resolve we need to continue working until those wounded, ill and injured are home with their families for good. It was a record breaking year for us!” says Lindsay Gill, executive director, Luke’s Wings.
Luke’s Wings was founded in 2008 by a group of dedicated individuals who observed the struggles of wounded warriors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, D.C. The nonprofit organization has grown considerably and serves a long list of military medical facilities, VA medical centers and hospice facilities across the country and has provided airfare for families across all 50 states and internationally.
“We support our nation’s military personnel and veterans throughout the country each year. Every month is military appreciation month at Venture,” says Stephen Shanton, CEO and president, Venture Construction Group.
National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM) is celebrated every May and is a declaration that encourages U.S. citizens to observe the month in a symbol of unity. NMAM honors the current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
VCG was a Live Silent Auction Sponsor and donated 12 seats to wounded warriors and their families to attend the event. Auction items included art created by disabled combat veterans, a World War 2 B-25 Bomber flight experience, and a Gretsch Rancher Guitar signed by country music stars Lee Brice and the Turnpike Troubadors.
Throughout the year, VCG supports numerous initiatives and programs that provide resources for military personnel, veterans, and their families. In addition to sponsoring Luke’s Wings, VCG supports Courage On All Fronts, Operation Toy Drive, and the Roof Deployment Project to provide materials, labor and new roofs to veterans in need.
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 CEO Stephen Shanton earned the prestigious Pro Remodeler Forty Under 40 Award. 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, Platinum Preferred Certified Contractor with the National Insurance Restoration Council, 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 www.VentureConstructionGroup.com.
About Luke’s Wings
Luke’s Wings, a non-profit dedicated to American heroes who have been wounded in battle, provides transportation services to wounded warriors and their loved ones so they can be together during the service member’s hospitalization and rehabilitation. These visits not only bring comfort, but play a crucial role in healing, both physically and emotionally. Additionally, Luke’s Wings is the go-to for providing flights for the loved ones of special operators under the Special Operations Command Care Coalition who are injured on special missions, and provides flights for family members of Veterans in hospice care in an effort to ensure that no veteran is ever alone during their final days. Learn more about Luke’s Wings at www.LukesWings.org.
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