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Pay It Forward December 13, 2015

In His Wakes

In His Wakes, a ministry outreach, is an all-day clinic where kids with very little can come out for confidence building and fun on the water. Through Pay it Forward: Community Connect, kids were able to learn to “grab onto the power.”

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Pay It Forward December 13, 2015

Van For Jabeus

Jabeus needed a new van. As an adult living with Cerebral Palsy, he has worked hard his entire life to not let his disability define him. His van is how he gets to his new job. Members of Bell Mortgage came together and pooled over $20,000 to help Jabeus replace his 15-year-old van.

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Pay It Forward December 13, 2015

Girlpower Book Club

A Bell team member’s vision of a Girlpower Book Club and the Boys & Girls Club of the Red River Valley became a perfect marriage. Eight young women took part in the book club over the summer and opened up to talk about how the books connected to their lives.

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Pay It Forward December 13, 2015

FindJodi.com

Jodi Huisentruit left for work early in the morning 20 years ago, but never made it. She has never been found, but the Find Jodi team has never stopped looking for her. A Bell team member with a special connection to Jodi used the Pay It Forward program to help with funds for their search.

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Pay It Forward December 13, 2015

Friends For Life

The call came as a surprise. A Bell team member was told that her good friend was in a serious skiing accident and was in emergency surgery in Colorado. It was the day after the Christmas party and Beth Eider already knew her Pay It Forward dollars would go to her dear friend Angie.

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Pay It Forward December 13, 2015

Full Circle

Pastor Jon had Danville, Ill. on his mind. It is the town where his father passed away many years ago. He wanted to give back and bless a life in that town. Through the Bell Pay It Forward: Community Connect program, Jon was able to help a single mother.

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Friends and Family December 13, 2015

Friends and Family-Fargo

Each year, every Bell State Bank & Trust team member receives a day off and a gift card with the Friends and Family program. The only catch – spend the day with friends or family. Check out some of the 2015 Friends and Family stories from our Fargo team.

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Pay It Forward December 13, 2015

Nepal's Darkest Day

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on April 25, 2015. The darkest day in the country’s history saw thousands of lives taken, over 9,000 people injured and millions left in need of food. The Bell family pooled together nearly $18,000 to assist with needs in the country.

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Pay It Forward December 13, 2015

Race On!

Dawson needs another kidney transplant, but you wouldn’t know it from meeting him. He is an amazing boy who loves racing and lives every day to the fullest. His desire to “race on” is infectious. Three Bell team members came together to send Dawson and his family to a NASCAR race with all the bells and whistles.

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Pay It Forward December 12, 2014

Coins for Habitat for Humanity

Coins for Habitat for Humanity

Students at West Fargo’s Eastwood Elementary school held a penny drive for the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity, raising an impressive $4,236! When the donation was announced, employees from Bell State Bank & Trust were thrilled to surprise the students and Habitat for Humanity with their own donation.

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