Recently, Lee BIA Builders Care and a generous group of community partners came together to welcome a very special Cape Coral family back into their home.
Mr. St Martin, 70, has been fighting various types of cancer for over a decade and is currently fighting his fourth battle. Last year, Builders Care learned of severe water damage found within the home, most critically under the flooring, from a leak source outside of the residence, ultimately creating a very toxic type of mold growth. This unfortunately forced Mr. St Martin and his wife to temporarily relocate due to the highly dangerous levels of mold and it’s affect on Marc’s health conditions.
Despite these challenges, Mr. St Martin’s determination and strong will to combat this disease are both inspiring and encouraging. His sense of humor and kindred spirit have truly carried him through these challenging circumstances; to know him is to love him the very first time you meet him, honestly.
The extent of repairs needed for the safe return was evident but where there’s a will, there’s a way.
This project truly encompassed the meaning of community. Over a period of 6 months, a team of passionate community partners and contractors joined forces with Builders Care to create a safe environment for the St Martin’s to return home. Repairs ranged from a complete mold remediation, air quality tests, new tile and trim installation, drywall repairs, new paint throughout the home and a final deep clean.
After 9 months of displacement, the day finally came to welcome the St Martin Family home! Contractors, community partners, families, and friends gathered to wish the St Martin Family a very heartfelt welcome home. Joining in on this special moment was Father Saji of St. John XXIII Catholic Church, to offer a special prayer and blessing of the home.
A very special Thank You to all of the project partners who made this possible for the St Martin’s. This would not have been possible without each and every one of you! Devoted Restoration, Modern Tile & Carpet, Service Contracting Solutions, Beattie Development, Waste Pro, Aalways Home, Plumbing Solutions of SWFL, K&B Professionals and Hurricane Air.
“Your kindness, devotion and generosity has provided our family with sense of peace that we never imagined possible. The St Martin family will be eternally grateful. God Bless you all.” Marc and Ann St Martin
About Lee BIA Builders Care
The mission of Lee BIA Builders Care is to provide emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners, and their families, who cannot obtain repairs through traditional means. Lee BIA Builders Care offers a full range of no-cost emergency construction services to improve the safety and health for needy seniors and disabled individuals of all ages by enlisting the expertise and donated services and materials of contractors, sub-contractors and businesses. To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has put more than $4.8 million in construction services back into the community at no cost to homeowners in need. Builders Care is funded through financial donations, grants and donated services and materials to provide emergency construction services to qualified homeowners throughout the community. Lee BIA Builders Care is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization under the charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association. Lee BIA Builders Care is headquartered at 6835 International Center Blvd. #4 in Fort Myers. Donations can be made online at www.LeeBuildersCare.org. More information is available by calling 239-938-0056, and by following Builders Care at www.Facebook.com/LeeBuildersCare.