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Pay It Forward July 30, 2018

Legacy of Little Boy with Huge Heart Brings Joy to Others

James “Jessy” Haberman with toys

James “Jessy” Haberman was born with a rare genetic syndrome. In his 8 years, he had 15 surgeries and 2 infusions. Still, despite his young age and his own hardships, he found a way to make life a little better for others.

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Pay It Forward July 27, 2018

How Bell Employees Decide Where to Pay It Forward

Greg Moan with Brandon Sloan of Sloan Athletics

Some employees have organizations they like to support. Others like to wait and see what comes up. And some have unique ways of choosing where to donate their funds. Here are a few of their stories.

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Pay It Forward July 26, 2018

Breaking a Cycle of Inactivity

Bikers gather for group ride through Great Rides

A Pay It Forward donation is helping a Fargo organization continue its efforts to improve the community’s physical, mental and financial health by encouraging safe bike riding and increasing ridership.

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Pay It Forward July 17, 2018

Donation to Help Volunteer Firefighters Upgrade Essential Equipment

Bell employees Arlene Francis and Alesha Greseth present Pay It Forward funds to Harwood Area Fire & Rescue

A Pay It Forward donation is helping Harwood Area Fire & Rescue purchase some much-needed equipment.

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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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