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

| February 13, 2018

The “Have a Heart for the Homeless” dinner and dance will raise money for the shelter assisting new, near, or chronically homeless, and the all-volunteer effort needs your help.

Flagler County’s Homeless Numbers Fall to 10-Year Low But Affordable Rents Elusive

| June 6, 2017

The number of homeless fell to 104 people in January, compared to 104 the previous year, as the economy has improved. But the lack of affordable rents remain a challenge.

Homeless Shelter Event Draws Twice As Many People as Expected, Raising $4,500

| February 27, 2017

A over-capacity crowd jammed the Santa Maria Del Mar Catholic Church in Flagler Beach Sunday evening to raise money for The Sheltering Tree, Flagler’s only cold-weather homeless shelter, in Bunnell.

Farm Share Distributes Food to 300 Families at Flagler Airport as Post-Storm Needs Persist

| October 17, 2016

By 11 this morning some 20 cars were turned away from the Flagler County Airport as a truckload of Farm Share food began running out, underscoring persistent needs in post-hurricane relief in Flagler.

Access Flagler First, County’s Outreach for the Poor, Celebrates 5 Years

| June 6, 2016

Commission Chair Barbara Revels, along with commissioners Frank Meeker and Charlie Ericksen attended the celebration on behalf of the Flagler County Board of County Commissioners.

Survey Puts Homeless Total in Flagler-Palm Coast at 104, But Undercount Likely

| April 13, 2016

The 2016 census of the homeless population in Flagler-Palm Coast was a dramatic decline from 2015, but also very likely an under-count. The majority of homeless people who have no shelter at all are in Palm Coast.

For Needy Children’s Christmas, Flagler Fire Fighters’ Union Answers the Call of the Year

| December 22, 2012

Kyle Lockwood, a firefighter-paramedic with Flagler County Fire Rescue, organized a gift drive for 42 of the county’s neediest children and, with colleagues, delivered the gifts to children and their families Friday in the courthouse parking lot.

BOLO: Christmas With a Deputy Will Light Up Target With 100 Children Friday Evening

| December 13, 2012

Don’t panic: more than 60 cop cars with lights flashing and sirens blaring will take 100 children, with $150 gift certificate each, to Target at Town Center Friday, starting at 6:30 p.m.

In a Far More Challenging Year, Feed Flagler Struggles to Meet Needs and Expectations

| November 16, 2012

Despite much lower monetary and food donations than last year, Feed Flagler intends to serve nearly 4,000 free meals and distribute more than 500 boxes of free food at 12 locations across the county, as needs have intensified. The organization is still accepting donations.

Running on Faith: Flagler County’s Free Clinic Is a Refuge For Health Care’s Untouchables

| November 7, 2011

The Flagler County Free Clinic in Bunnell has been a commitment of grit and conviction by cancer survivor Faith Coleman and Dr. John Canakaris for the past six years. Now Coleman’s cancer is back, and like all her patients, she has no insurance.

Flagler’s Poverty Gap: Boosting Food Stamps Enrollment–and More Accurate Numbers

| November 30, 2010

While the Mobile Benefits Program is well-meaning and necessary–a few million dollars in food assistance are going unclaimed in Flagler–the inaccurate numbers backing up the initiative undermine the program’s credibility.

Feed Flagler Ingredients: 100 Turkeys, 450 lb. of Ham, 170 Pies, and 2,000 Guests Wednesday

| November 23, 2010

The kitchen at Buddy Taylor Middle School was a feast’s brew as Hammock Dunes Club’s chef and other volunteers were wrist-deep in preparation for Wednesday’s feasts for 2,000 in 10 locations around Flagler County.

Harping on “Christmas Come True” Charity Ball at Hammock Beach Saturday

| November 9, 2010

Nadine King had the idea of a Christmas charity ball back in the 1980s. She revived it in Palm Coast last year, helping 54 families better realize their Christmas. King hopes to double that number this year.

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