Lee BIA Builders Care provides New Roof for Disabled Homeowner


Recently, Lee BIA Builders Care provided a new roof for a disabled homeowner in Fort Myers.

Velma is a disabled 63-year old woman who has lived in her Fort Myers home since 1990.  In 2017, when SWFL saw its fair share of intense rain followed by Hurricane Irma, her 29-year-old shingle roof began to deteriorate.

Unfortunately, Velma’s homeowners insurance denied her claim and would not cover the cost for the roof to be replaced.  Velma has limited mobility and lives on a fixed income, which is just enough to cover basic living expenses and medications, preventing her from making the necessary repairs herself.  Subsequently, active leaks in her utility room and bedroom continued to worsen each day.

Velma’s son, Elnathan, had done his best to temporarily repair the roof, but the repairs just wouldn’t hold up with the extent of the damage.

Fortunately, Lee BIA Builders Care contracted the work of Ad-Ler Roofing, Inc. to provide Velma with a brand new roof.  The new roof is a life-changing gift for Velma, providing her with ease and a much safer means of living for many years to come.

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.