On Saturday, August 24, 2019 Builders Care was able to provide a much needed portable wheelchair ramp for a family in Lehigh Acres.
Maria Barrios, a disabled mother, has 3 sons with Muscular Dystrophy (MD) Syndrome; all of which are confined to a wheelchair and 2 are legally blind. Maria is also confined to a wheelchair and her husband has early stages on Alzheimer’s Disease. The family’s weekly schedule requires frequent trips to and from doctor and the front entry of the home did not accommodate a wheelchair. Without a ramp at the front entry, Maria’s oldest daughter Rosalina would lift her brothers’ wheelchairs over the 4″ high threshold to get them in and out of the home. In addition, a ramp was needed on the back lanai for safer easier access. Fortunately, we were able to provide the family with these portable wheelchair ramps so they can safely enter and exit the home with 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.