Recently, Builders Care helped 2 elderly homeowners in Fort Myers by providing accessibility improvements to their home.
Ms. Scott, 71, is confined to a wheelchair and lives alone. She did not have a wheelchair ramp at her front entry, preventing her from entering and exiting the home without assistance.
Ms. Gilmore, 88, is limited in mobility and was having difficulty getting in and out of her bathtub safely. She was also in need of a wheelchair ramp at her front entry for safer access when entering and exiting the home.
Fortunately, Builders Care was able to provide both homeowners with the accessibility improvements they needed so they can safely access these areas in their home.
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.