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Lennar Foundation donates $10,000 to Lee BIA Builders Care

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Funds to aid Lee County homeowners in need

The Southwest Florida Division of Lennar Homes donated a check for $10,000 to Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA). The donation will aid in funding Builders Care projects across Lee County.

Lennar Homes has been helping hundreds of thousands of families across America move into the next stage of their lives with a new home since 1954. The donation was provided through the Lennar Foundation, which was created in 1989 as the vehicle for Lennar to address the ongoing needs of the communities in which they live and work. The primary mission of the foundation is to find organizations that assist people who are less fortunate, and are providing those people an avenue to enter into the mainstream of society. Each year, Lennar donates one percent of its after tax net profit to the Lennar Foundation. The Lennar Foundation then contributes at least 50 percent of the funds it receives each year back to the community. Divisions of Lennar all over the country complete different Focused Acts of Caring projects and submit their entries. The Lennar Foundation awards divisions based on the merit of the project. The Southwest Florida Division of Lennar was awarded the $10,000 and donated the entire lump sum to Builders Care. The mission of Lennar’s Focused Acts of Caring is to help people learn to help themselves by building bridges to a productive life.

“It has been a pleasure working with Builders Care for the last decade” said Ray Kershaw, Lennar’s Southwest Florida division construction manager. “We are thrilled to be able to aid Builders Care in giving back to our community.”

“We are so thankful for Lennar’s ongoing support of our organization” said Christi Pritchett Sarlo, executive director of Builders Care. “We would not be able to touch the lives we do without our amazing partners at Lennar Homes.”

About Builders Care

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 $3.8 Million in construction services back into the community at no cost to homeowners in need.  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 www.BIA.net 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. 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. Follow Builders Care at Facebook.com/LeeBuildersCare or on Twitter @LeeBuildersCare.

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