Ormond Beach commissioner gives vaccine appointment to 93-year-old stranger
ORMOND BEACH, Fla. – News 6 often gets phone calls and messages into the newsroom about people struggling to get the vaccine. Ormond Beach Commissioner Dwight Selby secured an appointment to get the vaccine and decided to pass it along to someone else. “It just felt right in my heart that this was the person to pass on my appointment to,” said Selby. While Volusia County’s health department allows a transfer of appointment through its registration platform, some county’s like Flagler do not. If you want to explore this option you need to ask your local health department, or agency offering the vaccine if they’ll allow a transfer.
Food pantry founder continues to adapt, provide for increased need
Stanford is the founder of Hummingbird Pantry which serves North Brevard. By the end of the day the pantry will have distributed more than 90,000 pounds of food to more than 4,000 families. “Now that mentality has switched from those people to ‘I.’ I now have to find a food pantry. She says more people are finding her pantry due to economic hardships brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. “We actually started because I saw starving kids right here in this cafeteria at Riverview School,” Stanford said looking around the large room.