This is the second year
that IBAT associate members served at the Addressing Mesquite Day
, teamed up with Todd Price, President of First State Bank, Mesquite.
This year, there was enough support from the bank and IBAT associate members to have two teams! We became artists of sorts as we focused our efforts on painting.
Our team was asked to paint a fence. It was quite an honor to paint for a gentleman who had undergone open heart surgery and was not able to do all the work himself. His wife made chicken taquitos for us and they were wonderful. The recipient of the goodwill commented, “I guess I always knew there were good people, I just didn't know they were right here!"
The other team was asked to paint a house for an elderly woman who could not do the work herself. She lived in the house 11 years and it had never been painted. Debbie Scanlon, Partner, BKD, Houston and founding member of the Associate Member Advisory Council commented, “We had a great team of people who pulled together to improvise on creative ways to paint with limited tools and there was significant team work to support those brave enough to get on the roof and hang off ladders around the house. The homeowner could not get over what a wonderful job the paint crew did and was overwhelmed by the number of us that came out to paint her house. It was tremendously satisfying to see the smile on her face and tears in her eyes – you knew you had helped her and she appreciated it from the bottom of her heart. That’s a way to spend a Saturday!!”
We appreciate IBAT Leadership, Mesquitethe Associate Member Advisory Council, First State Bank for providing this wonderful opportunity. Yes, there are good people out there and a lot of them are members of IBAT!
A note from IBAT: A special thanks to Brenda for coordinating the efforts of our associate members onsite. Thanks to all the associate member volunteers: Brenda and Eric Standlee, American Prudential Capital, Inc., Houston, Texas along with family members Katie Standlee; Yumi Standlee; Wakayo Standlee; and Kenji Standlee; Debbie Scanlon, Gordon Dobner, Lincoln McKinnon; and Geron Morgan, BKD, LLP, Houston, TX; Jerry Sanchez, Cox Smith, Dallas, TX ; and Tim Quisenberry, Lan Mai, and Mary Magana, SWACHA – The Electronic Payments Resource, Dallas, Texas. If you are interested in recruiting volunteers to help with your bank’s community service project, please contact Darlene Revers at 800.749.4228.