Guest blog by Laura Tanner,
Major Gifts and Planned Giving Officer
August typically signifies the end of the summer and the beginning of a new school year—a shift from vacation mode to a sense of preparedness. The past year has been challenging for so many, so regardless of what the fall brings for your family, we want to help with a simple resource this August.
Did you know that it’s National Make-a-Will Month? This month-long celebration encourages every American to plan for their future by creating an estate plan. Nearly 70% of Americans don’t have an updated legal will, despite it being an essential task in protecting the people and causes you love the most.
We know creating a will can be overwhelming and expensive. That’s why we wanted to share a tool with our supporters, courtesy of FreeWill, that makes estate planning accessible for everyone. This tool removes the expensive legal costs associated with writing a will, and takes 20 minutes or less to complete.
If we’ve learned anything in the past year and a half, it’s that life can change quickly. It’s important to take stock of everything and make plans for the people you love the most. Whether you’ve never made a will at all or need to update yours, why not start now? Start your plans today with this free tool.
And now while you create your plans, you’ll also have the option to include a gift to Twin Cities Habitat as a way to ensure that more local families will experience the transformational power of homeownership. It's a gift that ripples across neighborhoods and generations.
Your support of Twin Cities Habitat makes a big difference for local families. A safe, stable home is the foundation for everything. Health outcomes, education, economic opportunities—it all comes back to housing. When local families partner with Habitat, they’re set up for success that lasts for generations. Kids have a stable place to play and study and dream for the future. Parents have a way to build wealth and pass it on to their kids. Homeownership is a game-changer.
When you include a gift to Twin Cities Habitat in your will, you impact local families for generations—like LeAndra, who bought her home with Habitat in 2019.
Whether you are eighteen or eighty, you need a will. It’s the only way you can ensure that the people you love the most are taken care of, no matter what. This August, consider what’s important to you and write or update your will today. It’s easy to get started with FreeWill.