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Lee BIA Builders Care celebrates 10 years of service to Lee County homeowners

October 5, 2016
Special to The Breeze ( , Pine Island Eagle

Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association, is celebrating 10 years of providing emergency construction services and repairs for elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged homeowners of Lee County. To date, Builders Care has provided over $4 million of services at no cost to homeowners in Lee County with over 290 projects completed.

The mission of Builders Care is to provide emergency home repairs and construction services to elderly, disabled and economically people who are unable to obtain home repairs through traditional means.

"We are blessed to have been given the opportunity to spend the past decade serving local families, and we are extremely excited to celebrate 10 years of service and $4 million in services, two momentous milestones within our organization, that truly reflect our commitment to enhancing the lives of those in need," said Christi Pritchett Sarlo, executive director of Lee BIA Builders Care. "The success of our organization is greatly due to a strong board of directors and long-term supporting partners, and we are so grateful for all who have played such an important role in supporting our mission and, in turn, supporting local homeowners."

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Charlie and Barbara Sands of North Fort Myers, two of the many recipients of construction services from Lee BIA Builders Care and partners, received a new wheelchair ramp in 2016.


Building partners and donors are always needed to help address emergency situations across the county. To get involved, contact Christi Pritchett Sarlo at 239-938-0056 or Donations can be made online at

About Builders Care

Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association. 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. Builders Care is headquartered at the Lee BIA offices at 10501 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Suite 118, in Fort Myers. The Building Industry Association ( ) is a 62-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. Follow Builders Care at or on Twitter @LeeBuildersCare.



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