This week, Builders Care and a team of rockstar volunteers came together to build a wheelchair ramp for an elderly and disabled homeowner, Judy Keegan.
Judy, 78, lives alone in her North Fort Myers mobile home in the Six Lakes Community. She contracted Polio as a child, which left her a diabetic and has caused progressive muscular paralysis. Judy’s physical limitations have made daily activities a challenge. She currently uses a walker and eventually will be wheelchair bound.
Thanks to the help of community partners and volunteers, Judy no longer has to worry about getting in and out of her home safely. Words cannot express how thankful Judy is for all of the hardwork and dedication put into building this ramp. She is forever grateful and everyone who contributed to this project has made a lasting impression on her heart.
SPECIAL THANK YOU TO
OUR AWESOME VOLUNTEERS
AND ALL THOSE INVOLVED!
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.