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Tundraland Home Improvements to give disabled U.S. Army veterans an accessible shower for Veterans Day

a9bc2f24 509f 4c99 9283 2bf762b60d47Tundraland Home Improvements, a LEAF Home company based in Wisconsin specializing in baths and walk-in showers, is changing the lives of two deserving veterans in Columbus, Wisconsin by giving them the gift of a walk-in shower as part of its annual Baths for the Brave program. The shower will be installed on Wednesday, November 8, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., just in time for Veterans Day.

“Tundraland started this program under its founder Brian Gottlieb in 2017 as a way to give back to those who have already given so much for our country,” explained Paul Lukowski, president of Tundraland Home Improvements. “Every year it is so rewarding to see the smiles on the faces of the veterans we’re helping because it’s more than just a new shower, it’s really the gift of independence and accessibility to take care of one of the most basic human needs without needing help from others.”

Michael Stansberry served in the U.S. Army for 21 years and the Army National Guard for another 15 years. He was deployed to Vietnam and ultimately ended up developing cancer from being exposed to Agent Orange while serving. While serving domestically in the Army National Guard, Michael worked at a local foundry for 37 years and retired after suffering a heart attack. He also struggles with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) as a result of his foundry career.

“I am so humbled to have been chosen as this year’s recipient of Baths for the Brave by Tundraland,” Michael said. “I don’t ask for help often and I believe in working hard for what you have, but this is a very welcomed surprise.”

Kathy Stansberry is also a U.S. Army veteran who served three years in West Berlin before leaving the military. Once she was back in the U.S., she took up the hobby of riding motorcycles but unfortunately got into an accident that left her without a leg.

“I don’t let life’s challenges get me down. I just keep pushing forward,” said Kathy.  “As I am getting older, it is getting difficult for me to access the bathtub with just one leg so we recently reached out to Tundraland for a quote. Imagine my surprise when we found out that we were going to be this year’s recipients for the Baths for the Brave program. I am so thrilled because now I will be able to use the shower by myself.”

Tundraland will be conducting two other Baths for the Brave installations on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at the same time. Installs will take place at a second northern Wisconsin location and a Minnesota location. All three recipients are near Tundraland locations throughout the country.

Tundraland Home Improvements created Baths for the Brave in 2017. The program is a 100% time and material donation to a veteran, or veterans, in need within the communities Tundraland serves. 

To learn more about Tundraland, Baths for the Brave or the many community initiatives Tundraland supports, visit tundraland.com

About Baths for the Brave 

Baths for the Brave, a special event and partnership between multiple home improvement companies nationwide, provides veterans with newly remodeled baths or showers in an effort to improve their lives by making their bathrooms more accessible. Created by founder of Tundraland Home Improvements, Brian Gottlieb, Baths for the Brave takes place for veterans across the country simultaneously on the same day just ahead of Veterans Day. More information on Baths for the Brave is available at https://bathsforthebrave.com/. 

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About Tundraland Home Improvements 

Tundraland Home Improvements is a growing, LEAF Home owned, top-quality home improvement and community-conscious company that specializes in American-made products. In addition to being a market leader in bath remodeling, the company is nationally ranked as a Top 500 remodeling firm and a Top 200 remodeler nationwide by Qualified Remodeler Magazine. They have also received an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (Torch Award). With a company culture based on enthusiasm and positive energy, Tundraland strives to positively impact its customers, its employees and the community as a whole and is considered by many to be one of the best places to work in Wisconsin (named by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel). To learn more, visit tundraland.com