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Pay It Forward July 12, 2018

Creative Ways We’ve Paid It Forward

School supplies surprise

When Bell Bank launched the Pay It Forward program 10 years ago, we never imagined all the creative ways our employees would come up with to make community members’ lives a little brighter.

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Pay It Forward July 11, 2018

Promoting Patriotism Through Music

Red River Valley Veterans Concert Band performs a concert

Red River Valley Veterans Concert Band performances have brought people to tears, stimulated long-dormant memories and evoked a strong sense of patriotism.

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Pay It Forward June 28, 2018

Pay It Forward Program Inspires Random Acts of Kindness

Bell employees Kristi Schulz and Lorae Hecker

Two Bell Bank employees decided to do something a little different with their Pay It Forward donations this year. Instead of choosing just one cause, they spread a little kindness randomly throughout Fargo-Moorhead.

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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

Bell Employees Raise Funds for Fallen Officer’s Family

Officer Paul Lazinsky

When an Arizona law enforcement officer lost his life in the line of duty, Bell employees teamed up to help his family.

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