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Pay It Forward September 17, 2019

Family Finds Hope amid Tragedy after Near Death of Infant

Finley's Fight

While going through the worst tragedy of their lives, one family found hope – thanks in part to a group of young women who took the opportunity to grow a pay it forward donation into something much bigger.

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Pay It Forward September 16, 2019

MNUFC & Bell Team Up to Support 5-Year-Old Victim of Senseless Attack

MNUFC

What started as a simple trip to the mall became the beginning of a long journey to recovery for one 5-year-old boy. When Bell’s partner, Minnesota United FC, caught word of the news, the two united for good.

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Pay It Forward August 22, 2019

Bell Helps Fund Bikes for Firefighters

Bell Bike

One of the busiest public events in West Fargo – the West Fest Parade – draws around 10,000 people, and as the community continues to grow, so will the parade … not to mention West Fargo’s Street Fair, Cruise Nights, National Night Out, and large park district events.

When the West Fargo Fire Department needed help funding a way to make those events safer for spectators Bell Bank employees – who work on the “doorstep” of Cruise Nights and West Fest – readily stepped up.

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Pay It Forward August 19, 2019

Pay It Forward Donation Brings Life Values to the Classroom

Pay It Forward Donation Brings Life Values to the Classroom

Knowing how incredibly tight school budgets can be, Cindy Lee donated her Pay It Forward funds to empower two sixth-grade teachers to teach about skills and values that don't always make the cut on an average day.

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Pay It Forward August 19, 2019

Tragic Car Crash Leads to Unexpected Connection

Alexandra Nelson PIF

Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Alexandra Nelson understands the challenges of finding your way in a new country. So when she saw that someone who was already struggling had also gone through an unthinkable tragedy, she stepped in to help, giving her Pay It Forward funds and so much more.

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Pay It Forward August 05, 2019

Service Dog to Help Young Girl Walk

Emily Martin

As she leans against her German shepherd puppy, eyes drifting closed, Emily Martin looks like contentment personified. And Dajmon seems perfectly happy to let this tiny human use him as a pillow.

But their relationship is far more than a girl and her dog.

As a 2-year-old with very little feeling and movement in her limbs, Emily will learn to rely on Dajmon to help her stand and maybe even walk. And when nerve pain rips her from sleep in the middle of the night, Dajmon will be there to comfort her.

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Pay It Forward May 29, 2019

Bell Employees ‘Go the Distance’ for Fargo Marathon

Marathon

For the past 15 years – ever since the Fargo Marathon started – Bell volunteers have ‘gone the distance’ to cheer on racers who cross the finish line.

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Pay It Forward May 02, 2019

Seize the Day

Seize the Day

After the Halvorson family lost their wife and mother, Jaynie, in a car accident, two Bell employees created a pooling fund to help the family help rebuild their lives.

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Pay It Forward May 02, 2019

Super Girl Lilli

Super Girl Lilli

Born with Down syndrome and a hole in her heart, Lilli’s journey only became more difficult when she was diagnosed with leukemia. A friend of Lilli’s mom, Sarah decided to pay it forward to the family, inspiring hope and allowing the infant to continue spreading joy with her infectious smile.

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Pay It Forward May 02, 2019

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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