By Anna Skinner
Westfield’s James Davidson likes to help people. The financial literacy manager at Financial Center’s First Credit Union spent his free time at Prevail Inc., a nonprofit at 1100 S. Ninth St., Noblesville, that serves victims of domestic violence. Davidson spent a few weekends each month teaching financial literacy and credit at Prevail when he met a client that needed his specific help.
“I met a client, and she told me her story, and her story was she was about to lose her house,” he said. “She had gone through domestic abuse and was trying to get her life in order … and long story short, we were able to refinance her house. We got back together about two weeks ago, and her whole demeanor had changed. She said it was because I took the time to listen and took the time to save her house.”
Davidson was recognized as Prevail’s Hero of the Month and was awarded with a certificate. At least once each month, Davidson travels to Prevail to teach classes and speak with individuals one on one.
“It’s really nice to be able to make a difference in somebody’s life, and that’s what I was able to do,” he said. “The award isn’t important. It’s important I was able to help these women going through such a tough time in their life. I’m really lucky that I work for a company that lets me go out and make a difference in people’s lives. It’s really nice to help people who are having issues, and I’m really lucky the credit union allows me to do that, and hopefully, I can help more.”
Davidson has worked with the credit union for eight years. Prior to that, he worked 12 years in Indianapolis Public Schools.
For more, visit prevailinc.com.