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Lee BIA Builders Care receives $5,000 grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Funds will help nonprofit provide emergency construction services for local homeowners in need

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 8, 2019) – Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), has received a $5,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation.

Funds will support Lee BIA Builders Care in its mission to provide emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners, and their families, who cannot obtain repairs through traditional means.

“This generous contribution from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation will help Builders Care provide critical repairs to deserving families who are in desperate need of home repairs and renovations,” said Becky Swift, executive director of Lee BIA Builders Care. “We are so thankful for the Foundation’s partnership as we work to transform the lives and homes of the many individuals and families we serve.”

The grant is awarded as part of Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s commitment to supporting organizations that provide critical services and programs to help improve quality of life within the community. Since 2004, the Foundation has partnered with more than 1,000 nonprofits to help fuel economic and social progress for vulnerable populations across the nation.

“Bank of America is so proud to support the great work that Builders Care is doing to help people in our community stay in safe, comfortable homes,” said Gerri Moll, Bank of America market president.

About Lee BIA Builders Care

Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (Lee BIA). The mission of Lee BIA Builders Care is to provide emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners, and their families, who cannot obtain repairs through traditional means. To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has put more than $4.5 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 and the Lee BIA are headquartered at 6835 International Center Blvd. #4 in Fort Myers. The Lee Building Industry Association (www.BIA.net) is a 64-year-old association affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders and Florida Home Builders Association that serves to promote, protect and preserve homeownership, private property rights and affordable housing by advocating for balanced laws, regulation and fees through member education and outreach. 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.