Even small gifts change lives

Pay It Forward
June 19, 2017

Bell Volunteers Help Keep the Red Green

Bell Bank employees volunteered to plant trees and shrubs along the Red River.

Bell Bank plant trees and shrubs along the Red River
Bell Bank plant trees and shrubs along the Red River
Bell Bank plant trees and shrubs along the Red River

“I wanted to be part of a project that was going to benefit our area. The Red River is a great part of the Valley that I like to see maintained. I like to see our natural resources remain strong and felt it was important do my part. It was a rewarding experience to support a positive mission in our community! Teaming up with other businesses and planting more than 600 trees made for a great afternoon.” – Tom Scheid, assistant branch manager

Recipient

River Keepers of Fargo-Moorhead Reforest the Red project

The Need

River Keepers of Fargo-Moorhead, an organization that advocates for sustainable use of the Red River in the Fargo-Moorhead area, needed volunteers to dig holes, plant trees and shrubs, mulch and water the new plants along the Red River in Moorhead June 2.

The Impact

More than 30 Bell employees braved 90-degree heat to plant trees and shrubs along the river. The reforesting project helps improve water and air quality, increases riverbank stability and provides wildlife habitat. River Keepers says trees also help filter chemical pollutants, like excess fertilizers.

Back to Giving Stories