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Pay It Forward October 06, 2017

Donation Helps Teen with Rare Form of Epilepsy

Anissa Merriam

Employees with Bell Mortgage in Arizona teamed up to help give some great memories to the family of a teen with the rarest form of epilepsy.

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Pay It Forward October 02, 2017

Donated Car Will Help Man Visit His Wife in Nursing Home

Steve Maharry in donated car

Some Bell Bank employees teamed up give a Fargo man a more energy efficient car to make visiting his wife in a Wahpeton nursing home cheaper and safer.

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Pay It Forward October 02, 2017

Food Truck Picnic Benefits Charities, Families in Need

Bell Mortgage employees at food truck picnic

A food truck picnic started by two employees with Bell Mortgage in Phoenix, Ariz., is making a big difference for local organizations and people in need.

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Pay It Forward October 02, 2017

Bell Bank Sponsors ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Guthrie

A Christmas Carol graphic

Bell Bank is proud to announce our continued partnership with the Guthrie Theater to present the holiday classic “A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens, performed live at the Guthrie in Minneapolis.

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Pay It Forward September 25, 2017

Donation Helps Sick Dog and Her Puppies

Bell Bank employees with puppies

Several Bell Bank employees showed how much they love dogs with their Pay It Forward gift.

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Pay It Forward September 25, 2017

Donation Helps Family of Infant with Rare Heart Defect

Bella Docken

A Pay It Forward donation is helping a Twin Cities-area family pay for the medical costs of their daughter, who was born with a rare, complex heart defect.

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Pay It Forward September 25, 2017

Donation Helps Pet Rescue Pay Off Vet Bill

Dog from Ellie's Legacy Pet Rescue

Some employees in our Alexandria branch pooled their Pay It Forward funds to pay off a pet rescue’s vet bill, allowing the organization to rescue more animals.

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Pay It Forward September 07, 2017

Pay It Forward Donation Helps Support Honor Flight

Honor Flight logo

Kim Solseth, who works in our Fargo headquarters office, was inspired by her grandpa to donate her Pay It Forward funds to the Honor Flight program.

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Pay It Forward September 07, 2017

Pay It Forward Helps West Fargo Woman Diagnosed with Rare Cancer

Kristi Engelstad, Pay It Forward recipient

Several Bell Bank employees pooled their Pay It Forward funds to help a West Fargo woman diagnosed with a rare form of cancer keep life as normal as possible for her young boys.

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Pay It Forward September 05, 2017

Bell Bank Employees Help Fight Hunger

Bell Bank employees pack food at Great Plains Food Bank

Some Bell Bank employees spent time packing food for those in need at Great Plains Food Bank in Fargo.

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Pay It Forward August 28, 2017

Employees with Autism Become Valued Part of Bell Bank Team

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Heather Eichhorn works as a document imaging specialist for Bell Bank, using her ability to focus intently and her attention to detail to effectively and accurately scan and index documents.

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Pay It Forward August 28, 2017

Donation Helps Seniors in Residential Care Home

photo of Cecillia's Place

Bell Bank Pay It Forward funds are helping a residential care home for seniors in Richfield, Minn.

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Pay It Forward August 17, 2017

Employee Goes Over the Edge for CHARISM

Bev Welder of Bell Bank raises money for CHARISM

Bev Welder, Bell Bank’s facilities design coordinator, rappelled more than 100 feet down the side of the Black building in downtown Fargo to raise money for a good cause.

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Pay It Forward August 09, 2017

Bell Bank Helps Support Farm Rescue

Dr. David Kohl signs artwork

Bell Bank’s ag symposium with author and national speaker David Kohl raised money for Farm Rescue.

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Pay It Forward July 21, 2017

Bell Bank Supports TEDxFargo

Bell employees volunteer at TEDxFargo

Through its sponsorship of TEDxFargo, Bell Bank is helping change how people see the world around them.

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Pay It Forward July 17, 2017

Bell Bank Helps Local Stars Shine

Students participate in Trollwood Mainstage Musical

Bell Bank is a proud sponsor of Trollwood Performing Arts School.

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Pay It Forward June 29, 2017

Bell Bank Employees Join the Fight Against Cancer

Bell employees at the West Fargo Relay for Life fundraiser

Bell Bank employees volunteered to help make the West Fargo Relay for Life fundraiser a success.

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Pay It Forward June 19, 2017

Bell Volunteers Help Keep the Red Green

Bell Bank plant trees and shrubs along the Red River

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

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Pay It Forward June 05, 2017

Stepping Up to the Challenge

Bell Bank employees volunteer for Sole Hope

Bell Bank employees in the Twin Cities volunteered to help provide shoes for children in Uganda.

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May 23, 2017

Finishing Touch on Fargo Marathon

Fargo Marathon finish line

When thousands of runners crossed the Fargo Marathon finish line, Bell Bank employees were there to hand out medals, water and snacks.

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April 24, 2017

Bell Team Walks for March of Dimes

march for babies photo

Look at all those cute Bell babies! With moms and dads, they enjoyed a fun day promoting healthy babies.

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March 06, 2017

Bell Wins Community Impact Awards

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Bell Bank and our employees make giving back to the community a priority. That’s why, for the fourth year in a row, Bell has been part of Minnesota Business magazine's Community Impact Awards.

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February 14, 2017

Bell Bank Employees Double Their Impact on Giving Hearts Day

giving hearts

Bell Bank employees stretched their Pay It Forward dollars even further by donating to local charities on Giving Hearts Day, a one-day fundraising event where donations to qualifying local charities are matched.

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