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Industry partners band together to donate equipment trailer to Lee BIA Builders Care

Trailer to assist in providing emergency repairs to Lee County residents in need

Earlier this year, board members and long-time supporters of the Lee Building Industry Association (Lee BIA) pledged funds to provide Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee BIA, with a much-needed equipment trailer. Donated at no cost to Lee BIA Builders Care, the trailer will assist staff and volunteers in carrying out the organization’s mission by storing the materials and tools needed to provide emergency home repairs to elderly and disabled homeowners in Lee County.

Through a fundraising campaign for the trailer, more than $10,000 was raised by the following companies: Advance Homes, Argos USA, Barraco & Associates, Better Buildings, Bolaños Truxton, Cape Coral Plumbing, CRE Consultants, Crews Environmental, Five County Insurance, Frank R. Jenkins Custom Homes, Land Solutions, Lennar, Marvin Development, Riverview Homes and Spiro & Associates.

A 16-foot enclosed trailer was purchased by the organization with the help and generosity of Tropic Trailer. The trailer was wrapped with a custom designed wrap that was donated by Priority Marketing and installed by Killer Wraps.

“We appreciate the generosity of all the individuals and their businesses that made this trailer possible,” said Christi Pritchett Sarlo, executive director of Lee BIA Builders Care. “We cannot express how much this will help us in providing assistance to our applicants for many years to come.”

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 10501 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Suite 118 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.

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