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Texas church member advocates for homeless

County Judge Rusty Ladd is an advocate for the homeless and works with them through Carpenter’s Church, a ministry of the Broadway Church of Christ in Lubbock, Texas. (Photo by Zach Long, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal)

The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal in Texas reports:

Lubbock County Judge Rusty Ladd has dedicated a significant portion of his adult life to helping homeless people like Danny Brazeal, who was killed in a fight earlier this month.
For more than 20 years, Ladd has worked with, fed and befriended the homeless of West Texas.
“The thing a homeless person misses the most is not food or shelter,” Ladd said. “It’s a genuine relationship with somebody that’s got a stable life going on.”
So Ladd has served that role, being there for people who have no other place to go.
He volunteers through Carpenter’s Church, a downtown ministry dedicated to serving the poor and marginalized.

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  • Feedback
    August, 19 2010

    I must say that this doesn’t surprise me that Judge Ladd is taking such a stance and getting involved in the lives of people. I met him over 20 yrs ago as one of his students at LCU. He encouraged us to ‘think outside the box’. I remember him challenging us to follow the path set before us. It’s good to see that he is doing this in his own life. He is a great example for all of us.
    August, 19 2010

    I used to be Judge Ladd’s debate partner/opponent at LCC (now LCU). Knew he would go far. Doin’ good, Rusty.
    Tim O’Hearn
    August, 19 2010

    Well, Tim, you are an Advocate for many, many of us oldies. And we are very grateful for all you do for us!!!
    Margie Green
    August, 19 2010

    How long ago since I heard the words of this amazing man! I was so blessed to have been exposed to so many knowledgeable and thought-provoking men through my wise minister father. Enjoyed this much!
    Joann Pence Dove
    August, 19 2010

    Sadly, Judge Ladd passed away yesterday. He will be dearly missed.
    October, 1 2011

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