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5 Volunteer Family Vacations

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Natural Disaster Sites

Natural disaster sites are often too dangerous for small children, so visits to one of these locations is best left for families with teens, at minimum. Cities and countries affected by natural disasters like floods or tornadoes typically need all the help they can get in the days after the destruction and sometimes even years later. For example, parts of Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana that were ravaged by Hurricane Katrina have yet to be rebuilt, and recent hurricanes have devastated already-impoverished Haiti.

If you're driving to a disaster site, be sure to pack supplies that are likely difficult to find at your destination. Often, power generators, first aid kits and tools are snapped up immediately following a catastrophe, leaving those without them in need.

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