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The Sheltering Tree, Flagler’s Homeless Shelter, Holds Fundraiser March 4

| February 13, 2018

Needs for the homeless in palm Coast, Bunnell, Flagler Beach and the county are great: Bunnell's Sheltering Tree has been tending to cold-weather sheltering since 2008, and providing weekly meals since then, as well as basic necessities. Churches in Flagler Beach and Palm Coast do their share as well, as has Michele Seyfert, above, who last month began a weekly evening meal for the homeless at the Palm Coast United Methodist Church off Belle Terre Parkway. The Sheltering Tree is hosting a fundraiser for its operation in early March. (© FlaglerLive)

Needs for the homeless in palm Coast, Bunnell, Flagler Beach and the county are great: Bunnell’s Sheltering Tree has been tending to cold-weather sheltering since 2008, and providing weekly meals since then, as well as basic necessities. Churches in Flagler Beach and Palm Coast do their share as well, as has Michele Seyfert, above, who last month began a weekly evening meal for the homeless at the Palm Coast United Methodist Church off Belle Terre Parkway. The Sheltering Tree is hosting a fundraiser for its operation in early March. (© FlaglerLive)

The Sheltering Tree, Flagler County’s only cold weather shelter, will hold its second annual fundraiser on Sunday, March 4. The “Have a Heart for the Homeless” dinner and dance will raise money for the shelter assisting new, near, or chronically homeless.


Tickets to the event, to be held at Elks Lodge #2709 off Old Kings Road in Palm Coast, are $35 each. For reservations call the Shelter at 386-437-3258 extension 105, or email flaglershelteringtree@yahoo.com. Tickets are also available at Aimee’s Hallmark Shop at Palm Harbor Shopping Village in Palm Coast.

Doors open at 5 p.m. with a sit-down dinner beginning at 6 p.m. Music and entertainment will be provided by Palm Coast headline entertainers Debbie Owen and Tony T. Raffles and door prizes include a three-day, two-night Ocean View suite package at The Hammock Beach Resort. The prize was donated by the Resort. Fine jewelry from Greg Lynn Jewelers will also be raffled off.

The Fundraiser will also feature success stories about the Shelter and provide critical information about the homeless in Flagler County and the challenges they face every day. Organizers are asking the community to open their hearts for the fundraiser and help support The Sheltering Tree’s vital services to people in Flagler without the resources to support even basic human needs.

The Sheltering Tree has provided the homeless with food and cold weather shelter since 2008. Located at Bunnell’s First United Methodist Church, the shelter is also dedicated to providing basic needs to the homeless, including food, tents, sleeping bags, and clothing, while helping them make the transition to permanent affordable housing and preventing at-risk individuals from becoming homeless.

Staffed solely by volunteers, the shelter also offers transportation services and support to reunite individuals with their families.

Financial donations are needed to offset the expenses to operate the shelter which include rent, insurance, food, cots, linens and towels, laundry service, and necessary toiletries for individuals and families. The Sheltering Tree is a 501c3 non-profit charity and is operated by the Flagler County Family Assistance Center.

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2 Responses for “The Sheltering Tree, Flagler’s Homeless Shelter, Holds Fundraiser March 4”

  1. South Florida says:

    i myself have personally tried to help the homeless. however, they get in your home and try taking over and dont want to help out for theor free room and board. one had raised their voice to me i got sick of the disrespect and threw them right back in the street.
    they didnt want to shower,share food, take up a half hour in my bathroom and most of all abled bodily ppl. they dont want to work so they would rather live in woods or anywhere they dont have to do a thing.

  2. palmcoaster says:

    If we ask Pastor Silano and his own life experience we will find out that no all or most homeless are like described by South Florida above. I for one at least have learned just without searching or asking, just coincidentally of two cases of homeless that after offered the first steps that were missing in the ladder of their lives, are hard working, positive members of our Palm Coast community today and one volunteers to help other homeless and /or rehab from substance addiction.
    I know of a young homeless couple with a dog living on their vehicle, and of the two, she works in a local business and he is looking for work. In our new America after the 2008 housing market crash when billionaires made themselves richer taking away the homes of those that could not pay caused were let go from their jobs, to not fault of their own, is only for the wealthy to own a home. I am not contesting here that yes there are some of those homeless that as a bad apple on the crate contaminate their image for us all as described by South Florida above…But please lets do not label all with the same cartel and lets support these dedicated compassionate volunteers with their fundraising dinner dance March 4 at 6 PM at the Palm Coast Elks…Thank you Elks and all organizers!

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