Flagler Open Arms Recovery Services (Flagler OARS) is hosting its first Casino Night on June 11th, 2022, at the Palm Coast VFW.  Sponsorship dollars from this  event will help provide services to people in early recovery; funds necessary to match grant opportunities and offset the non-profit’s operational expenses.Flagler Open Arms Recovery Services and AdventHealth are also co-sponsoring a second free Narcan distribution and education event in as many months entitled INCREASE A LIFESPAN WITH NARCAN. The event will be held on May 20 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Advent Hospital Emergency Room parking lot, 60 Memorial Parkway, in Palm Coast, FL. People can drive through or walk up to receive free Narcan and Narcan educational information. This event is open to the general public.

During the Casino Night on June 11th, attendees will give a donation in exchange for gaming chips. At the end of the evening, these chips are converted to raffle tickets and donated prizes are then raffled off at the conclusion of the event, thus giving guests the added incentive to play and re-donate funds to have a chance to win a prize. Guests will enjoy Blackjack, Three-card Poker, Texas Hold’em, Roulette, and Craps tables.Approximately 12,000 Flagler County citizens/neighbors/friends/family members are in some stage of recovery from substance use disorder. These are people in our community, people Narcan may have saved. These are people with whom you work, dine, play and worship.Flagler OARS is a non-profit organization that provides public education, policy advocacy, support and peer services for substance use disorder. Flagler OARS works in the Flagler County and St. John’s communities. There is no “one size fits all”when it comes to recovery. There are many paths to follow and Flagler OARS embraces all of them. “The need for our work has never been stronger and we are asking for your help,” said Flagler OARS Executive Director Pam Birtolo.Those interested in becoming a sponsor of the event are asked to contact Pam Birtolo at 386.569.4310 or pambirtolo@me.com.
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