Adrianna Reyna, 12, has a multitude of medical and physical challenges including severe seizures, not being able to walk or hear, and slight blindness. Her grandmother, Teresa, serves as her full-time caregiver with the help of nurses that come to the home daily. Until recently Adrianna and her caregivers feared for her safety when coming in and out of the home.
Adrianna’s home was in need of a completed sidewalk for mobility and ease for her aging grandparents and nurses, and alterations to the bathroom.
On Oct. 1, volunteers with Builders Care, the charitable agency of the Lee Building Industry Association, constructed a ramp and sidewalk for Adrianna.
Westcoast Structural Concrete and Masonry provided the man power to make this happen. The 37 foot sidewalk was constructed in two days, complete with landings. Other donating companies included HD White Cap and Preferred Materials.
“I am always so grateful to be a part of this organization,” said Jimmy Rodgers, president of Westcoast Structural Concrete and Masonry and board member for Builders Care. “We are helping homeowners that are in dire straits. This is what it’s all about.”
Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA). Its objective is to provide emergency repairs and construction services to elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged people who are unable to obtain home repairs through traditional means. Builder’s 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. Most recent top corporate sponsors include Real Estate Investment Society and BB&T. Builders Care is headquartered at the Lee BIA offices at 4210 Metro Parkway, Suite 100, Fort Myers FL 33916. Donations can be made online at http://www.leebuilderscare.org/ or to the Builders Care general fund at BB&T (formerly Colonial Bank) Page Field branch at 4959 South Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers. More information is available by calling 239-938-0056.