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Pay It Forward December 13, 2015

Van For Jabeus

Jabeus needed a new van. As an adult living with Cerebral Palsy, he has worked hard his entire life to not let his disability define him. His van is how he gets to his new job. Members of Bell Mortgage came together and pooled over $20,000 to help Jabeus replace his 15-year-old van.

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Pay It Forward December 13, 2015

Race On!

Dawson needs another kidney transplant, but you wouldn’t know it from meeting him. He is an amazing boy who loves racing and lives every day to the fullest. His desire to “race on” is infectious. Three Bell team members came together to send Dawson and his family to a NASCAR race with all the bells and whistles.

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Pay It Forward December 13, 2015

Pay It Forward To Patrick

What Patrick thought was just a cold turned out to be more. The former Bell team member went to the hospital at the urging of his wife, and ended up in the ER. He didn’t wake up for three weeks and spent two more months in the hospital.

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Friends and Family December 13, 2015

Friends and Family-Fargo

Each year, every Bell State Bank & Trust team member receives a day off and a gift card with the Friends and Family program. The only catch – spend the day with friends or family. Check out some of the 2015 Friends and Family stories from our Fargo team.

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Pay It Forward December 13, 2015

Full Circle

Pastor Jon had Danville, Ill. on his mind. It is the town where his father passed away many years ago. He wanted to give back and bless a life in that town. Through the Bell Pay It Forward: Community Connect program, Jon was able to help a single mother.

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Pay It Forward December 13, 2015

Rosalyn's Journey

Rosalyn is a former Bell team member that has the type of personality that makes you want to get to know her. She has been battling cancer recently. The 23-year-old was humbled when eight former co-workers pooled together their Pay It Forward funds to help support her.

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Pay It Forward December 13, 2015

FindJodi.com

Jodi Huisentruit left for work early in the morning 20 years ago, but never made it. She has never been found, but the Find Jodi team has never stopped looking for her. A Bell team member with a special connection to Jodi used the Pay It Forward program to help with funds for their search.

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Pay It Forward December 13, 2015

Girlpower Book Club

A Bell team member’s vision of a Girlpower Book Club and the Boys & Girls Club of the Red River Valley became a perfect marriage. Eight young women took part in the book club over the summer and opened up to talk about how the books connected to their lives.

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Pay It Forward December 13, 2015

Hope Kids

Power weight lifting and fundraising come together at Relentless, an annual event with proceeds going to Hope Kids. The program raised $13,000 for Hope Kids in its first year and $230,000 in 2015.

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Pay It Forward December 13, 2015

In His Wakes

In His Wakes, a ministry outreach, is an all-day clinic where kids with very little can come out for confidence building and fun on the water. Through Pay it Forward: Community Connect, kids were able to learn to “grab onto the power.”

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