The Coronado Project made the news last week and again this week for being unable to pay the water bill. Residents at the Ponderosa Apartments had their water cut off briefly and face the possibility of having their electricity shut off too. At first glance it has the appearance of a slum lord letting his tenants suffer, but nothing could be further from the truth.
Former city councilman, Frank Morrison, is a personal friend of mine and a brother in Christ. We have worshipped together for years. Frank was instrumental in getting Tent City (now called Grace Campus) started years ago when the city ran the homeless off library property, and he has served the poor tirelessly and at GREAT personal expense (both with sweat equity and financially) in numerous other programs as well.
Frank is the founder of the Coronado Project which houses the poor at the Ponderosa Apartments. His fundamental aim is to keep families together. He seeks especially those poor folk who are trying to hold a family together, and he houses them on a sliding scale fee. Some cannot afford to pay at all; some pay a little; others pay more. And the Coronado Project has refurbished an old slum on the poor side of town where Frank offers these services.
Frank offers other services as well, but this is the backbone of The Coronado Project (as I understand it). And it means that Frank puts himself at risk as he juggles financial debt and finds ways to raise the money to house these people. And now with The Coronado Project in the news, it seems our prayers are particularly warranted.
Please join me in praying for Frank and The Coronado Project. And if you have the means to make a donation, please consider it. Just imagine the savings this community enjoys every time Frank is able to keep a child out of CPS and the Foster System. Imagine the savings this community enjoys every time Frank helps a parent find a job and supports them with housing and other social services.
Yes. Please join me in prayer on this and give if you can.
Yes. This Fat Beggar is Begging.
Send donations to:
The Coronado Project
Attn: Kassey Sexton
902 E 28th St
Lubbock, TX 79404