Munford Man Chosen To Receive Life-Changing Gift – Free of Charge – From Tennessee-Based Safe-Step Walk-In Tub Co.
WWII Veteran, Retired Police Officer, Husband and Father To Receives A Big Gift After Daughter Writes a Letter to Company Asking Them to Help Her Dad; John Felts is the Area’s First Recipient of Safe Step Cares
WHO: John Felts
Police Officer for 30 years; now retired
BACKSTORY: Over the summer, John’s daughter - Tina, unbeknownst to him, wrote a letter to the Safe Step Walk-In Tub Co. seeking assistance for her father. Felts, now 90, has lived a full life but not suffers from a variety of health issues from recent falls, including a broken leg and a broken back. The veteran and retired police officer’s biggest fear these days: bathing.
His doctor recommended a walk-in tub due to the therapeutic and healing benefits, but as a senior on fixed income, he is unable to afford the tub. Nashville-based Safe Step Walk-In Tub Co., which manufactures all of its tubs in Hohenwald, Tenn., has a national program of giving called Safe Step Cares, which routinely provides its state-of-the-art hydrotherapeutic tubs to those in need. The company acted on the letter and Felts’ need. The company, which has provided a tub a month for two years running through the program, chose him as the area’s first recipient of the nationally- acclaimed program. He received the tub, installed, at no charge. Safe Step representatives Scott Oliver and Phil Melfa were on hand for the donation.
WHY: “We received a letter from John’s daughter that touched the hearts of everyone at Safe Step, including its owner and founder Mike Duffer, who decided to surprise John with a free tub,” said Derek Farley with Safe Step Cares. “We are in the business of changing the lives of our neighbors and friends every day. We felt John had given so much to his country and his community that it was time to give something back to him. We are very pleased to provide him with this life-changing gift because Safe Step really does care.”
About Safe Step Walk-In Tub Co.
Safe Step Walk-In Tub Co. is one of the nation’s leading walk-in tub providers, known for quality, service and affordability. Safe Step Tubs have received the Ease-Of-Use Commendation by the Arthritis Foundation and are manufactured and built in America using American-made components. Their quality is backed with the best warranty in the business, including a lifetime warranty on the tub, the door seal and faucets. Servicing all of the US and all of Canada, Safe Step Walk-In Tub is a family company, headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.