Lee BIA Builders Care helps Disabled Veteran with Home Repairs


Last week, Lee BIA Builders Care and the Lee Building Industry Association partnered with the 2019 Cape Coral Leadership Class to provide Landscaping improvements for a Disabled Veteran.

Mr. Saenz, 73, is an elderly and disabled Veteran who has lived in his Cape Coral home for many years. His mother Mary once lived with him and was his primary caretaker until her passing in 2016. Since 2016, daily activities became increasingly challenging for William. His mobility is limited and he is on oxygen. While home health care visits him twice a week, he spends the majority of his time alone.

Thanks to the partnership with the 2019 Cape Coral Leadership Class, Builders Care was able to provide landscaping improvements that Mr. Saenz could not otherwise perform.

In addition to these improvements, other repairs were desperately needed. His HVAC was not working and he relied on a single window unit in his bedroom to keep cool. Also, his 36 year-old roof had seen its lifespan and had active leaks. Fortunately, Lee BIA Builders contracted with Caloosa Cooling to provide Mr. Saenz with a brand new HVAC system. In addition, Builders Care has contracted with Ad-Ler Roofing and will be providing him with a new roof in the coming weeks.

Mr. Saenz niece Ruth, expressed how these landscaping improvements alone will make such a difference for her uncle’s mental health and well-being. Not to mention the positive impacts of a new HVAC system and roof for his physical health and safety.

Photo credit Jenny Drew Photography

About Lee BIA Builders Care

Lee BIA Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (Lee BIA). 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 emergency construction services to improve the safety and health for seniors and individuals with disabilities in need by enlisting the expertise and donated services and material of Lee BIA Members, contractors, sub-contractors and businesses. 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 is funded through financial donations, grants, and donated services and materials to provide emergency construction services to qualified homeowners throughout Lee County.  Builders Care and the Lee BIA are headquartered at 6835 International Center Blvd. #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 promote, protect and preserve homeownership, private property rights and affordable housing by advocating for balanced laws, regulation and fees through member education and outreach. Donations can be made online at www.LeeBuildersCare.org. More information is available by calling 239-938-0056. Follow Builders Care at Facebook.com/LeeBuildersCare.