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Builders Care

It's a weekend of pampering dads, but in Tallahassee we found one mother that's receiving a very special gift, one that takes days of work and loads of love.

For Kimberly Williams and her mother Isabelle, every step takes time and patience. Alzheimer's has plagued the family. At 78 years old, the only way Isabelle gets out of her home is with her daughter's support.

Isabelle’s daughter, Kimberly Williams, said, "I would do my best to support her as best I can then do same thing in evening."

The process could take up to 20 minutes, and became dangerous in the rain, and a wheelchair ramp was out of the question; too expensive Kimberly says, until now. Thanks to a friendly referral, the Williams' house is under construction.

"We came out, looked at it, donated materials, volunteers came out to do the work, volunteers who are constructing a deck and wheelchair ramp just for Isabelle," shared Ken Pye, Builder Care Executive Director.

It's the first project for Builders Care, a new program of the Florida Home Builders Association. Volunteer Keith Dean added, "I'm with the Florida Home Builders Association. We partnered with CPR to help work on homes that otherwise were unable to get work done."

Now, thanks to a little elbow grease and a lot of love, Isabelle Williams will be able to get in and out of her home with ease. In order to qualify for the Builders Care program you must be referred by a community agency. For more information, or if you'd like to volunteer, call 850-524-2322.


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