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Boat Donation: Behind the Scenes by Michael Vatalaro

Donating your boat to charity certainly is a generous thing to do, but it could be financially smart, too, if you haven’t been able to sell it in this market. Here’s how it works.Let’s say that you’re like I am, an owner of a good-sized older boat that runs well, but the interior is dated. In my case, it’s a 32-foot fly bridge sedan from 1979. Fully refurbished and in the right local market, according to comparables, it might go for as much as $18,000. But in its present condition and location, the best offer I’ve received in more than a year on the market is $10,500.After my broker’s commission (and a few items to address after a survey and sea trial), I’ll be lucky to walk away with around $8,000.Fred Kettinger from Norristown, PA, took this beautiful sunset shot on the Sassafras River, in Maryland for our photo contest […]

Best RV Trips in the United States

Whether planning a weekend getaway or a week-long vacation, you don’t have to leave the country to enjoy a relaxing trip or have an exhilarating adventure. Everything that a person looks for and needs in a vacation can be enjoyed here in the U.S. Recreational vehicles, or RVs, are a fun and easy way to explore America, without purchasing a single airline ticket or reserving a hotel room. With an RV, people can enjoy America’s scenic open roads at their leisure. The key is to map out a route that holds the most interest for the entire family. Whether on the east coast, west coast, or in-between, there are many potential routes to take and sights to see. This article is provided as a public service by Action Donation Services® in the hope that it will be helpful in planning your next trip—Action is the premier facilitator of donated motorhomes […]

Take Action & Donate to Our Troops

 The troops and soldiers of the United States for many centuries have fought for the freedom we have today. As citizens of the United States, we should give our absolute and highest respect and care to those who have served and are currently serving. In any case, whether it may be a veteran who has served in the past, a soldier who is currently serving now, or a wounded soldier coming home, it is extremely important that we show them support in any way we can. We need to remember that the troops and soldiers of our armed services are putting the citizens of the United States before themselves. A selfless act and a fight for the freedom of our country should be supported.There are many ways you can show your support. You can show your support by donating money, sending letters, sending care packages, or even helping out a […]

Tips for RV Travel

For young families or retirees alike, RV trips and travel offer a world of adventure, freedom, and convenience. It is an exciting way to stay mobile without having to depend on the availability of hotels in the area. Although RV lifestyles sound quite extravagant, the average family actually saves as much as 74% compared to costs of regular travel methods. Across the country, RV enthusiasts total around 30 million! The following tips, helps, and links are provided as a service for the RV enthusiast by Action Donation Services®. Action is America’s premier processor of donated RVs and motorhomes for some of America’s best known charities.Pre-Trip PreparationEven before the trip starts, there is much excitement in preparing for the journey. The driver should always do a full inspection of the RV well ahead of time to check for any mechanical issues. The inspection should also include checking window seals, door locks, […]

Keeping Your Pets Safe in the Car

For many pet owners, warmer weather tends to mean more car rides for their furry friends. Many pets love car rides, but before pulling out of the driveway it is important to follow some precautions to keep your pet safe while on the road. For most people, it is second nature to put on a seat belt when they get in the car but oftentimes people don’t necessarily think about the safety of their pets. The following are some tips provided by Action Donation Services that will keep your furry family member safe and happy in your car or recreational vehicle.Keep Your Pet Out of the Front SeatPets will often want to explore and move around the car and because of this, it is important to keep them restrained for their own safety as well as yours. Dogs and other pets should never travel in the front seat; if an […]