Get Involved in Bexar County

Community service is rewarding and doing it helps those in need. Access Insurance Services encourages everyone to participate.

Community service does not have to be boring. Depending on a person’s interest, anyone can find something to do that is fun and satisfying. It is also a terrific way to make new friends. The county center of Bexar County is San Antonio. San Antonio is a great city. What makes it special is the kind people who live there, especially those who help each other.

Here are a few terrific ways to give back to the community:

Help Low Income Families Build a Home – Habitat for Humanity San Antonio is a wonderful organization. Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalyn endorse it. Before ex-President Carter got ill, he used to put on a carpenter’s belt and work on these homes, side-by-side with regular people to help them build their home. For a man as a busy as he is, working with his hands outside in the fresh air made him very happy. There are also three Habitat Home Center stores, which use the profits from sales to support the community service work in San Antonio.

Volunteer to Help – VolunteerMatch.org is a great way to find volunteer opportunities of all kinds in San Antonio. There are hundreds of choices.

Find a New Best Friend – There are over two dozen animal shelters in San Antonio. A darling new lovable pet is simply waiting for you to open your heart and bring them home. You can also volunteer to help and donate money or items they need. One superb example is San Antonio Pets Alive.

Other Great Ideas – Give food to local food banks, donate items, help the homeless, donate blood, help veterans, and visit a nursing home.

There are so many ways to help. We believe in supporting the local community. For help with any of your insurance needs contact Access Insurance Services today.

Know Your Duties to Be a Good House Sitter

Being a good house sitter is important. If someone entrusts you with their home, you want to take good care of it. Fortunately, there are some guidelines you can follow to be a good sitter for another person’s house.

1). Don’t have a party

That should go without saying, but sometimes it doesn’t. Even if you only plan to have a few friends over, things can quickly get out of hand. You don’t want to have to explain the red wine stain on the new white couch, or why you moved a potted plant over to try to hide the big gouge in the hardwood flooring. Just say no to parties or other guests, and you’ll be a good house sitter.

2). Don’t get too nosy

It’s one thing to look for something specific, like extra bathroom tissue, but completely another thing to go through the medicine cabinet just to see what’s there. If you don’t feel you can stay away from exploring other people’s things, house sitting might not be a good choice for you.

3). Don’t eat other people’s food (unless you have permission)

Most house sitters plan their meals in advance and bring their own food. Unless you’ve been explicitly told that you can eat anything you want while you’re there, it’s better to err on the side of caution and not eat anything that’s at the house, if you didn’t bring it with you.

When you know you’re covered and you have insurance from Access Insurance Services, you won’t have as many worries while you’re house sitting, either. Before you agree to house sit for someone else, make sure to ask them about their insurance coverage, so you can feel safe and they know you’re conscientious about taking good care of their home.