Lee BIA Builders Care clients benefit from Cape Christian’s Serve Day Weekend

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Members of Cape Christian recently supported Lee BIA Builders Care and its clients through the church’s annual “Serve Day Weekend,” completing home improvement projects for local families in need.

During Cape Christian’s annual “Serve Day Weekend,” held in early March, Cape Christian members took the church to the community, serving Southwest Florida through practical acts of kindness. As part of its community-wide initiative, the church partnered with Builders Care to identify local homeowners in need of home improvements and minor repairs. More than 40 Serve Day Weekend volunteers were joined by officers from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office to support Builders Care and their neighbors in need. Special projects were completed simultaneously for three Builders Care clients, including landscaping clean-up and improvements, exterior painting and general repairs within the homes to improve accessibility.

“We were honored to come together as a team with Builders Care for our annual Cape Christian Serve Day Weekend. Instead of going to the church one weekend, we go out into the community to be the church and walked away feeling abundantly blessed,” said Jeff and Lanita Borngraeber, members of Cape Christian Church and Serve Day Weekend volunteers.

Volunteers play an important role in carrying out the mission of Lee BIA Builders Care, which has a mission 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.

“Builders Care was so fortunate to partner with Cape Christian for its annual Serve Day Weekend, providing the gift of home improvements to help deserving homeowners and their families live safely and comfortably in their homes,” said Crystal Stouten, executive director for Lee BIA Builders Care. “We’re thankful for the generosity of all who volunteered to make a difference in the lives of the homeowners they served.”

Serve Day Weekend volunteers serve at the home of Roger Bess, a Builders Care client.

Supporting Lee BIA Builders Care during Cape Christian’s Serve Day Weekend, volunteers gather at the home of Andrew Webb to complete home improvements and repairs.

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.