As we continue to make every life count at Humane Society Naples, the month of August provides a great opportunity for you and your loved ones to get your plans for the future in place. August is National Make-A-Will Month, and it’s the perfect moment to protect everyone you love through your will.
Why a will? In the same way that your support is helping thousands of animals each year find security in a loving home, creating your will is an important act of compassion for yourself, the people you care about, and even your pets.
Nearly ⅔ of Americans do not have an up-to-date will despite it being essential to:
- Protecting the significant people and pets in your life
- Making critical decisions about the future on your own terms
- Designating a guardian for any minor children or pets in your care
Many people worry that this process is difficult or time-consuming. HSN’s partnership with FreeWill’s free online resource seeks to make estate planning as simple and accessible as possible. It helps you make or update your will or create a draft to review with your financial advisors in about 20 minutes, completely for free.
Your family, including your pets, need you, and having a plan in place for them will ensure that no matter what happens, they are taken care of. This National Make-A-Will Month take charge of your future and protect what matters most to you by creating your will today!
Senior Philanthropy Officer
Humane Society Naples
Kim Hanson is HSN’s Senior Philanthropy Officer. With more than 40 years in the nonprofit development field, Kim posts a monthly blog on our HSN website about ways of saving the precious lives entrusted to us through a variety of charitable giving vehicles.