Parent Magazine St. Johns May 2019 - Page 17

For instance, if your child loves animals, consider a trip aiding marine mammal rescue or if your kids have a passion for the outdoors, get your feet wet with a trip maintaining trails or landmarks with your local state park system.” sorting clothing donations, and entertaining the elderly in assisted living facilities. There are many places your family can go and volunteer; here are just a few places from across the country: # Best Friends Animal Sanctuary (Kanab, Utah) . Here, at the largest animal sanctuary in the country with about 1600 animals, you help care for rescue cats, dogs, rabbits, horses, and pigs. You can adopt many of the animals and continue to take care of them at home. # Give Kids the World Village (Kissimmee, Florida) . At this non-profit resort for kids with life- threatening illnesses, family volunteers help run the resort. You can expect to help out with pony rides, run the merry-go-rounds, scoop ice cream, and assist with many other things. There are many organizations that can help you organize your family volunteer vacation to suit your particular interests. These include Give A Day Global, the Global Citizens Network, Global Volunteers, Globe Aware, Habitat For Humanity, Love Volunteers, Me to We, the Nature Corps, the Sierra Club, and Wilderness Volunteers. # Hands Up Holidays (New Orleans, Louisiana) . You will help with the post-Katrina recovery of New Orleans with activities such as rebuilding houses, Tanni Haas, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Communication Arts, Sciences and Disorders at the City University of New York – Brooklyn College. GIVE YOUR INSURANCE A CHECK-UP BEFORE HURRICANE SEASON Do you know that hurricane season is from June 1 st to November 30 th ? If your home is destroyed, will your home insurance cover to rebuild it back “as is”? Are you insured up to Replacement Cost? Do you understand the difference between Replacement Cost (RC) vs. Actual Cash Value (ACV)? Does your home insurance exclude or limit water damage? Does your home insurance exclude wind? Do you know that homeowner’s/renter’s insurance do not typically cover flood damage? Do you know that Flooding is the primary damage caused by a hurricane? Floods can happen anywhere…did you know more than 20% of flood claims come from Preferred X Zone properties outside high-risk flood zones? Do you know if you are located in a high-risk flood zone and have a mortgage that you are required to carry flood insurance? If you do not provide your own flood insurance to your mortgage company, they legally can put force- placed flood insurance on your home, which can be triple or more the normal cost. Did you know there is a 30-day wait period to get flood insurance unless it is a new home purchase or due to rezoning? If you struggle or do not know the answers to the above questions, you definitely need an insurance check-up. Let the insurance experts at Holman Insurance Services answer any of your questions, review your current policy(ies), as well as provide free, no obligation home and/or flood quote(s). Account Representatives: Jennifer Hormel | Debra Rhodes 2825 Lewis Speedway, Suite 107, St. Augustine, FL 32084 904-808-8600 • S T. J O H N S parent M A G A Z I N E | 17