Interior Designers Announced for Valerie's House New Forever Home

Forever Home January, 2023
Forever Home January, 2023
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Jan. 17, 2023 - PRLog -- Valerie's House is one giant step closer to completing its dream of having a home of its own for grieving children and families in Lee County.  Several local interior designers have stepped up to be the first to donate their creativity for the home under construction at 3551 Shoemaker Lane in Fort Myers.

The designers are the latest in a long list of community support for Valerie's House, which initially began with the donation of a one acre property from the City of Fort Myers in November of 2019.  Lennar Homes, Tomahawk Construction, Wayne Wiles Carpet, Creighton Construction and several others have stepped forward to help complete the project, which had been delayed due to COVID.

"We are very grateful for all of the people who continue to want to be a part of Valerie's House," said Founder and CEO Angela Melvin.  "Having the creative talents of local interior designers is helping us bring this house of healing to life."

The initial interior designers on the Valerie's House Lee County Forever Home team are as follows:

●  Lisa Davenport of LDD Interiors in Naples/Bonita Springs;

●  Jolene Hardy of Jolene Designs in Fort Myers;

●  Luanza Maitland of Norris Furniture and Interiors in Fort Myers; and

●  Mickey Dickson Marzucca of Ecru & Ebony Design in Naples;

The designers have helped Valerie's House create floor layouts for the different healing rooms to allow each space to be functional for the grief support groups and other activities that will be held at Valerie's House.

Valerie's House is now seeking local furniture stores, lighting, window treatments, and other businesses that will help furnish and fill the interior spaces.

A complete list of room designs and needs is posted on the Valerie's House website at and

There are 30 rooms to furnish with some still available for sponsorship.  All donors will be permanently recognized on a wall in the hallway of support. To make a donation, visit, call 239-478-6734, or email Project Manager Sterling Lund at

A total of $2.6 million has been raised toward the $3 million cost of the new home that is under construction on land donated by the City of Fort Myers under a $1 per year lease.

Lennar Homes is acting as the project manager for the construction of the home, which is expected to be completed by late summer.

Valerie's House currently offers peer support groups and other activities at locations in Fort Myers, Naples, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte and Pensacola. Valerie's House is a United Way partner agency and is fully supported by community donations.

Susan Bennett Marketing & Media, L.C.
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