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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.

Chez Jacqueline Hosts Fundraiser For Flagler’s Cold-Weather Homeless Shelter Sept. 6-7

| August 31, 2017

The Sheltering Tree, which depends entirely on donations, has provided the homeless with food and extreme weather shelter since 2008: the shelter opens whenever the temperature falls to 40 degrees or below.

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.

Flagler Beach, Palm Coast and Bunnell Restaurants Join Forces for Sunday’s Homeless Shelter Fundraiser

| February 23, 2017

The fundraiser for Bunnell’s Sheltering Tree, in operating through volunteers since 2008, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., Sunday at the Santa Maria Del Mar Catholic Church with the participation of numerous local restaurants.

Carla Traister, Champion Protector of Flagler’s Homeless, Wins Outstanding Leadership Award

| July 28, 2016

The 2016 Northeast Florida Community Action Agency’s award cites Traister’s work at the Sheltering Tree, Flagler County’s only homeless shelter on cold nights, which Traister co-founded in 2009.

County’s Closest Likeness to Homeless Shelter Scales Back Services and Access to Grounds

| November 9, 2015

For eight years First United Methodist Church in Bunnell had been an unofficial day shelter for the homeless. The church’s new leadership is changing that as finances and a different philosophy is compelling a more restrictive approach.

Rev. Beth Gardner, Leading Voice For Flagler’s Homeless, Is Leaving Bunnell’s Methodist Church After 15 Years

| April 19, 2015

Rev. Gardner, who will lead a parish in Lakeland starting in July, transformed the church into the county’s most progressive advocate for the homeless, housing a cold-weather shelter and keeping awareness about homelessness on the forefront of county and city agendas.

Flagler Braces For A Few Strong Storms and Winds; Homeless Shelter Open Friday and Saturday

| December 20, 2012

The National Weather Service and Flagler County Skywarn have issued alerts about possibly severe weather and damaging winds Thursday evening as a line of storms moves rapidly through the area, ahead of a cold front. The Cold Weather Shelter is opening its doors this weekend.

The Sheltering Tree, Flagler’s Homeless Shelter, Holds Fundraiser for Center Sunday

| September 11, 2012

Flagler County’s Sheltering Tree, the county’s only homeless shelter, holds its “Steps to Success” Fundraiser at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 at the Hammock Community Center, 79 Malacompra Road, off State Road A1A in Palm Coast. Tickets are $25.

Cold-Weather Shelter’s Carla Traister and 1st United Methodist Win Points of Light Award

| July 11, 2011

The Point of Lights award vindicates a particularly difficult year when the cold-weather shelter sustained some bitter, often inaccurate criticism from a few Bunnell businesses even as its needs proved more critical.

Memory for Cause: Flagler Youth Orchestra In Concert For Founder and The Sheltering Tree

| February 26, 2011

Members of the Flagler Youth Orchestra and Caren and Paul Umbarger’s Island Duet will perform Sunday, Feb. 27, at 3 p.m. at Bunnell’s Methodist Church in memory of Jobnathan May and to benefit the Sheltering Tree, Flagler County’s cold-weather shelter.

Small-Town Big Brother: Bunnell Eying Slew of Spy Cameras In City’s South Side

| February 8, 2011

The eight cameras would allegedly deter crime in the drug-prone south side, though the city has no evidence they’d be effective. The commission is debating costs, but is sold on the idea as one way to buttress the short-staffed police department.

Carla Traister: Myths and Realities of Bunnell’s Cold-Weather Shelter, and Flagler’s Homeless

| January 30, 2011

Carla Traister, director of Flagler County’s cold-weather shelter in Bunnell, dispels misconceptions and stereotypes that have cropped up about the shelter, located in Bunnell behind the Bank of America.

Beyond Controversy: A Video Profile of The Sheltering Tree, Flagler’s Cold-Weather Shelter

| January 27, 2011

Don’t listen to rumors. See Flagler’s homeless for yourself, hear them speak. Charlotte Martne’s special video report of Flagler County’s cold-weather shelter puts faces behind the stereotypes and dispels a few myths.

Video: Ghost Opposition to Cold-Weather Shelter Draws Out Advocates in Bunnell

| January 26, 2011

Unseen and unheard opponents of the cold-weather shelter in Bunnell have complained to that city’s mayor. Shelter advocates made their case at a city commission meeting this week.

A Night at the Homeless Shelter: From the Eyes of a Volunteer

| January 18, 2011

Charlie Ericksen Jr., a volunteer at Flagler County’s homeless shelter–The Sheltering Tree–describes the refuge on a recent cold night.

The Sheltering Tree, Flagler’s Cold-Weather Homeless Shelter, Calls for Your Help

| January 12, 2011

The Sheltering Tree in Bunnell has already had to open 22 nights this cold season, with many more to come, taxing volunteers and their resources. Here’s how you can help.

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