By Theresa D. McClellan
For the Fort Bend Star
For Philip Davis it was just the right thing to do.
Davis, regional CEO of Community Bank of Texas, was taking leadership training with four other bankers from the Texas Bankers Association. They were looking for a service project and it just happened that Davis sits on the board of the Fort Bend Women’s Center.
Davis, 54, of Sugar Land, got his team to install boxes at their banks to collect gently used clothing for about three weeks.
“We got so many clothes we had to put them in a separate room,” Davis said.
From July 5-22, customers and staff dropped off baby items, summery tops, dresses, pants, anything they thought would help women and children at the Sugar Land and Wharton banking centers.
The Fort Bend Women’s Center also has the Penny Wise Resale Center.
“This is a good deal providing clothing and profit,” said Davis.
In addition, one of his customers offered landscaping for the shelter. So Davis and the four bankers from all over the state spent Saturday breaking ground and breaking a sweat. When it was all over, they had flowers, lush grass and a check for $5,750.
“The donation will directly help the shelter. I really believe in this cause, helping women who are physically or sexually abused women. It’s a worthwhile organization and I’m really proud to be a part of it,” he said.
Community Bank of Texas is an independent Texas-owned bank. Established in 2007, the bank has 38 branches and is the largest independent community bank headquartered in and focused on the financial needs of Houston and Southeast Texas, he said.