Builders provide free ramp to North Fort Myers family
Roy and Betty Logan have had their share of major medical challenges, including Roy’s life-threatening complications related to diabetes. Roy, 58, had his leg amputated in December and just returned home after a two-month stay in the hospital and six months in a rehabilitation facility. Upon his release, Roy and Betty worried about how he would climb the steep six stairs into thier North Fort Myers home. That’s when they reached out to Builders Care for help.
“In an emergency situation, the Logans would be in dire straits,” Heidi Taulman, executive director of Builders Care, said.
Roy was determined to walk again, but the stress on his limbs makes tasks difficult to complete. He will be using a wheelchair on some days to get in and out of his home. Betty also suffers from a debilitating disc disease that led her to neck surgery earlier this month.
On March 6, volunteers with Builders Care, the charitable agency of the Lee Building Industry Association, began construction of a 50-foot ramp. Construction was completed in just three days. “This just amazing. I want to thank everyone,” said Roy. “This will make such a difference for me.”
Raymond Building Supply provided all of the materials to build the ramp. Other contributing companies included Harbor Springs Building Company, MW Sitework & Dumpsters, Nilles Design, T&M Portable Restrooms, West Coast Structural Concrete & Masonry and many volunteers. The value of the services provided is nearly $5,000.
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 LeeCounty. Builders Care is headquartered at the Lee BIA offices at 10501 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Suite 104, Fort Myers FL 33966. 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 Avenue in Fort Myers. Moreinformation is available by calling 239-938-0056.