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Pay It Forward June 13, 2018

Making Big Dreams Come True

Bell employee Travis Smith presents Pay It Forward check

When a child is diagnosed with cancer or a veteran loses a limb in service to our country, their lives are forever changed. A North Dakota organization is helping give them hope by making some of their biggest dreams come true.

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Pay It Forward June 08, 2018

Following Fire, Father and Son Find Hope Amid Tragedy

Darrin and Brycen Anderson with Bell employee Cindy Lien

In the aftermath of a fire that damaged 3 homes, destroying most of his, Darrin Anderson was in shock. But he says the community support he’s received has helped him through it.

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Pay It Forward May 22, 2018

Why One Employee Makes Fargo Marathon Volunteering a Tradition

Bell employee Jeff Folz gives water bottle to runner at Fargo Marathon

Jeff Folz, a banker in Bell Bank’s Dilworth, Minn., location, has seen some incredible finishes in the 8 years he’s been volunteering at the Fargo Marathon.

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Pay It Forward May 14, 2018

‘A Ripple Effect of Giving’

Pay It Forward recipients hold check

The Pay It Forward program has made a big difference in the lives of the people who have received the money, but it has also had a profound impact on Bell as a company and its employees.

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Pay It Forward May 10, 2018

Helping Wounded Veterans on Road to Recovery

Anthony “Doc” Ameen, Wings for Warriors founder

For military service members returning home wounded from combat, recovery and learning to adjust to their injuries can be hard enough without the added frustration of tracking down their benefits. That’s why Wings for Warriors has made it their mission to help.

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Pay It Forward January 25, 2018

Donation Benefits Cause with Paws

Service dog that helps veterans with PTSD

A Pay It Forward donation is helping a North Dakota organization train service dogs for people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other serious medical conditions.

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Pay It Forward January 17, 2018

Donation Benefits Mobile Food Shelf

Produce at East Side Neighborhood Services High Rise Mobile Food Shelf

Ben Haarsager used his Pay It Forward donation to help make sure low-income seniors and people with disabilities have something to eat.

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Pay It Forward January 02, 2018

Bell Bank and Matt Cullen Team Up to Give Kids VIP Experience

Family members in front of airplane

We’re honored to partner with Matt and his Cullen Children's Foundation to give kids from Fargo and St. Paul children's hospitals a VIP experience at Minnesota Wild hockey games this season.

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Pay It Forward December 20, 2017

Showing Support for Troops Stationed Overseas

Care packages for soldiers

Some of our employees spent their time and Pay It Forward donations helping make sure soldiers serving overseas are not forgotten over the holidays.

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Pay It Forward December 19, 2017

Donation to Help Family of Officer Killed in Line of Duty

Officer Bill Mathews with wife and son

After Wayzata police officer Bill Mathews was killed in the line of duty, the community rallied around him, donating funds to help his family.

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