The Warrior of East Austin
By Dorie Dillard Austin TX, NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
(Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899)
Every now and then we have a special guest at our bi-monthly Coldwell Banker United meetings. This week Teresa Gouldie, of Coldwell Banker United, introduced us to a very special lady with a heart that knows no boundaries. Her name is Florence Ponziano and she runs a place called Florence’s Comfort House. Florence describes Comfort House with these words “a house that kids go to in Montopolis when they don’t have a place to go, when they have problems or they need to lean on someone, when they need to know the truth, when they need love, when their tummies are empty and they need a pot of soup or some beans, or they just need someone to listen to them and nobody does.” Montopolis, a city here in Austin, as we found out is one of the poorest areas in Austin. These kids come from homes th...