Have you ever noticed the word “seRVice” contains the acronym RV? Coincidence?
I don’t think so! In one of my earlier entries http://www.rvlife.com/index.php/67-dave/580-Offset-Your-Travel-Costs-by-Volunteering.html I detailed how you can use your RV volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, Volunteers of America and other charitable associations while writing off your travel expenses in the process. RVs lend themselves extremely well to providing service to others. You can let friends and family use your RV when they find themselves homeless after a disaster, in the same way you can assist areas that have been affected by natural disasters by traveling to the stricken area. Arriving in a RV means arriving self contained with food, water and shelter, not placing any additional burdens on the disaster area. Another great service project involving your RV is the ability to help family and friends in a time of need. My wife and I recently had the chance to do so by traveling hundreds of miles from home to help a relative re-roof their home. Being on a fixed income it has been difficult for them to afford the needed work. Loading up our RV with a weeks worth of supplies for ourselves, plus tools for the job, allowed us to arrive on site ready to help get the job done. Parking in the driveway allowed us to be on the job first thing everyday ready to work from sunrise to sunset, while we had the comfort of our own bed, bathroom and food right there. If you haven’t already used your RV in a volunteer service project to help others, give it a try and reap the blessings!
“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. Serve and thou shall be served.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Helping others, just another adventure in RVing!
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