2018 is off to a great start!! Last week, Builders Care was able to help a very special family in Lehigh Acres with a beautiful new wheelchair ramp thanks to Bonness Construction and Argos USA.
16-year-old Samuel Siaz was born premature with cerebral palsy and lacks the ability to walk or sit upright on his own. Mr. and Mrs. Siaz are his primary caretakers and assist Samuel in his daily routine. Over the years, Samuel’s physical limitations alongside financial restraints created many obstacles for the family.
The Siaz Family was in dire need of a wheelchair ramp to make their home more accessible. With a fixed income, they did not have the means of making any repairs to the existing ramp. For years, his parents were wheeling him down a steep slope covered with old roofing shingles.
After learning the family’s situation, Bonness Construction and Argos USA immediately stepped in without hesitation. They quickly collaborated on labor and materials to help this family in need. In just a few hours, Bonness and Argos made their home accessible by removing the uneven terrain and adding a sloped concrete ramp with a landing area. All work completed was at no cost to the homeowners.
The family can now load/unload Samuel safely and access their home with ease. The sight of the new ramp brought tears to Mr. and Mrs. Siaz’s eyes as it is more than just a ramp, it is a breath of fresh air and relief to the family.
A very special thank you to Wheelchairs 4 Kids for referring this family and to Bonness Construction and Argos USA for their passionate efforts in making it possible!! The new ramp is a blessing for the Siaz Family and their lives have been changed forever.
About Builders Care
Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (Lee BIA). Its mission is to provide emergency home repairs and construction services to elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged people who are unable to obtain home repairs through traditional means. To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has put more than $4.5 million in construction services back into the community at no cost to homeowners in need. Builders Care enlists the volunteer services of Lee BIA members and leverages grants and donated materials to provide construction and remodeling services to qualified homeowners throughout Lee County. Builders Care is headquartered at 6835 International Center Blvd. Suite 4 in Fort Myers. The Lee Building Industry Association (www.BIA.net ) is a 64-year-old association affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders and Florida Home Builders Association that serves to strengthen our community by advancing a professional building industry through advocacy, education and services. Donations can be made online at www.LeeBuildersCare.org, or to the Builders Care general fund at BB&T Page Field branch at 4959 South Cleveland Ave. in Fort Myers. More information is available by calling 239-938-0056. Follow Builders Care at Facebook.com/LeeBuildersCare or on Twitter @LeeBuildersCare.