Builders Care, with the help of several local Lee Building Industry Association members and volunteers, has completed renovations at the home of the Jenkins family. The old wood-frame home was in dire need of a new roof, had soft-spots in the floors and antiquated kitchen and bathroom facilities. The two-week project included the complete remodel of kitchen to include new utility area and cabinets, flooring and a new roof.
Mary Jenkins, 68, of Harlem Heights has lived in her home, which was first owned by her parents, for more than 50 years. The renovations were unveiled to her for the first time on Wednesday, June 29, after 30 companies contributed to the project by donating design services, surveying, plans, plumbing and more.
Showing her appreciation for her newly renovated home Jenkins told the project volunteers, "I am blessed and I cannot wait to hug each and every one of you."
This was project no. 79 for Builders Care increasing the total emergency construction services provided to over $1.5 million since 2006. Photos of this project and previously completed projects can be found at www.LeeBuildersCare.org.
Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association. 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 is headquartered at the Lee BIA offices at 10501 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Suite 104, in Fort Myers. Donations can be made online at www.LeeBuildersCare.org, or to the Builders Care general fund at BB&T Page Field branch at 4959 South Cleveland Ave., in Fort Myers. More information is available by calling 239-938-0056.