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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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Pay It Forward December 03, 2017

Kindness for the Knechts

Michael Knecht family with Bell Bank employees

Michael Knecht was diagnosed with cancer and found out his daughter has type 1 diabetes all in the same year. When Bell employees found out, they stepped in to help.

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Pay It Forward December 03, 2017

Love for Logan

Sarah Mastera with Logan Kihlman and mother

After Sarah Mastera learned about the severe neurological condition that plagued her sorority sister’s infant son, she did what she could to help, rallying her co-workers to pool their Pay It Forward funds for the family.

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Friends and Family December 03, 2017

Paying It Forward to Our Friends & Family

Brenda Messerschmidt and family members

Each year, every Bell Bank employee receives time off and a gift card through the Friends and Family program to spend doing something fun with loved ones. Here are just a few of our 2017 Friends and Family stories.

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