On the first Friday of each month, Access Flagler First brings agencies serving Flagler County residents together with families and individuals that may qualify for their services. The event is held at Cattlemen’s Hall of the Flagler Agricultural Center on CR-13 in Bunnell from 1-4 PM. The event is free and open to the public.
In addition to access to service providers, Access Flagler First offers a wide range of services, including food and clothing. Among other services, providers also donate flu shots, haircuts, tax preparation services, smoking cessation help, health screenings and free telephones to the hearing impaired. In 2013, the Flagler County Commission recognized Access Flagler First as the organization that has the greatest impact on the prevention and intervention in homeless in Flagler and Volusia counties.
The Disabled American Veterans Chapter #86 has been involved with the Access Flagler First event since inception. The DAV’s participation continues to fulfill its mission of “… empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity.”
Seated left to right in photo: DAV Chapter #86 representatives Roger Hamilton, Gail Spence and Commander Alfonsa Phillips speaking with Joe Kowalsky, representative of the Marine Corps League Detachment #876
Photo & caption by Ray Parker, Life Member with DAV Chapter #86 For more information: Commander Alfonsa Phillips, phone 386-439-2122