Cypress Realty Inc./GMAC Real Estate has donated $2,000 to help the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) Builders Care program provide free home repairs to disadvantage Lee County residents.

The donation came from a crisis fund established by Cypress Realty Inc./GMAC Real Estate and Edison Mortgage to help local homeowners in need. The group also donated nearly $300 in Publix gift cards to Builder’s Care.

“This donation demonstrates Cypress Realty’s ongoing commitment to the community and the real estate industry,” said Heidi Taulman, Builders Care executive director. “We are so grateful for their support and look forward to a long partnership.”

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. 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. Most recent top corporate sponsors include Armadillo Underground and Real Estate Investment Society.  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, 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.