Andrew Webb, 46, has Cerebral Palsy, which affects his ability to move and maintain balance. He is confined to a wheelchair and unable to function independently.
Both bathrooms in the home were ill-equipped and did not accommodate a wheelchair. In order to bathe, Andrew’s caretaker had to lift him to get in and out of the bathtub. Unfortunately, Andrew’s income would not allow him to afford any type of modifications. Andrew receives a limited amount of disability income, which is just enough to cover basic necessities and medical needs. As a result, bathing posed critical safety risks and continued to be a challenge for many years.
In partnership with the State Housing Initiatives Program (SHIP) of Lee County, Lee BIA Builders Care contracted the work of Tobler Construction and Storm Smart to provide life-changing renovations for this homeowner in need. The scope of work included bathroom modifications to provide accessibility and replacement of new windows and doors throughout the home. These renovations are a dream come true for Andrew and will significantly improve his health, safety, and well-being.
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 $4.75 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.