Earlier this week, North Fort Myers Army Veteran, Joseph Reardon finally left his mobile home in Buccaneer Estates after the completion of a wheelchair ramp by dedicated volunteers with Lee BIA Builders Care.
Joseph suffers from recent advancements with Diabetic Neuropathy. He now relies on the use of a wheelchair to navigate around his home. The home did not have a reasonable way for him to get in and out, and as a result, he had not left the home since March 2017.
With the help of hard working volunteers, donors and supporters of Builders Care, the ramp team was able to complete construction of a wood wheelchair ramp this week. Joe can now use his ramp to safely enter and exit his home at ease. The ramp will make life a little easier when attending his weekly dialysis or taking his beloved dog for walks around the neighborhood.
We appreciate the continued support and help from volunteers, partner companies as well as the residents of Buccaneer Estates in North Fort Myers for helping Builders Care to make this project possible.
A special note from Joe’s caregiver:
Thank you to our community partners who helped make this possible!
About Lee Builders Care
Lee BIA Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA). Its mission is to provide emergency home repairs and construction services to elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged people who are unable to obtain home repairs through traditional means. To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has put more than $4.25 million in construction services back into the community at no cost to homeowners in need. Lee Builders Care enlists the volunteer services of Lee BIA members and leverages grants and donated materials to provide construction and remodeling services to qualified homeowners throughout Lee County. Lee Builders Care is headquartered at the Lee BIA office at 6835 International Center Blvd., Suite 4, in Fort Myers. The Building Industry Association (www.BIA.net ) is a 63-year-old association affiliated with National Home Builders Association and Florida Home Builders Association that serves to strengthen our community by advancing a professional building industry through advocacy, education and services. 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 or on Twitter @LeeBuildersCare.