Lee BIA Builders Care helps Disabled Widow with Critical Repairs


Recently, Lee BIA Builders Care was able to assist a Disabled Homeowner in Fort Myers with critical repairs.

Barbara Ford, 65, is a disabled woman who lives in Fort Myers. Originally from New York, Barbara and her husband moved into their Fort Myers home in 2005. In 2018, her husband died of cancer. Shortly after his passing, Barbara learned she had stage 3 chronic kidney disease. The cause was unknown, and doctors urged her to go to Shands Hospital in Gainesville for further diagnostic testing. Test after test, they still could not identify the cause. Meanwhile, her homes foundation was cracked causing water to get inside the home.  Extensive repairs were needed to the foundation and the interior of her home from the water damage. Only able to work part time, Barbara did not have the means to afford any type of repairs.

Fortunately, Lee BIA Builders Care learned of Barbara’s situation and contracted with Tobler Construction to make the necessary repairs. Barbara now has peace of mind since this burden has been lifted. She can now focus on her health and face each day with much more ease.

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.