In a single days’ time, the life of a Desert War veteran was changed. Mike Alsteen of Green Bay, Wisconsin lives with Multiple Sclerosis and had been struggling with a bathroom that was not handicapped accessible. As an active member in the community and various veteran organizations, Alsteen was a more than deserving candidate to receive a free bathroom remodel.
Tundraland Home Improvements teamed up with the Green Bay Gamblers Hockey organization for their annual Military Appreciation Night that raises money for the Disabled American Veterans charity, an organization dedicated to empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity.
The Green Bay veteran received VIP treatment for himself and nine of family members. First stop? Lambeau Field. The group received an on-field tour of the iconic NFL landmark as well as lunch at the all-new 1919 Kitchen and Tap, and a tour of the newly renovated Hall of Fame.
Mike was told that his VIP treatment was from an anonymous donor. What he didn’t know was all the while he was out enjoying an exciting day with family, employees from Tundraland were installing a brand new walk-in tub. Next stop? Green Bay’s largest sports and entertainment venue, the Resch Center. Mike was welcomed at the Green Bay Gambler game with a VIP suite containing food and drinks for him and his family.
During the second intermission of the hockey game, Mike was brought down to center ice and was told that he was being honored as part of the Gamblers’ Military Appreciation Night. Tundraland President Brian Gottlieb began the big reveal by explaining to Mike that it had actually been Tundraland that had setup the Lambeau Field experience. The confused look on Alsteen’s face confirmed that Tundraland had pulled off the surprise. Gottlieb explained to a full arena that his team had been crashing the veteran’s bathroom that day. A before and after photo was placed on the scoreboard and was the moment that Mike realized that this was reality.
Mike Alsteen now had a bathroom that was handicapped accessible and safe, compliments of Tundraland Home Improvements.