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Pay It Forward December 03, 2017

Kindness for the Knechts

Michael Knecht family with Bell Bank employees

Michael Knecht was diagnosed with cancer and found out his daughter has type 1 diabetes all in the same year. When Bell employees found out, they stepped in to help.

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Pay It Forward December 03, 2017

Make a Riff

Dale Cook with Nathan Pehler of Make a Riff Foundation

Music was an important part of Dale Cook’s life growing up, so when he learned about a foundation to help kids who can’t afford equipment and lessons, he knew he wanted to help.

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Friends and Family December 03, 2017

Paying It Forward to Our Friends & Family

Brenda Messerschmidt and family members

Each year, every Bell Bank employee receives time off and a gift card through the Friends and Family program to spend doing something fun with loved ones. Here are just a few of our 2017 Friends and Family stories.

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Pay It Forward December 03, 2017

A Bike for Carter

Carter Kava with Bell Bank employees

He was once too anxious to ride a bicycle, but now 10-year-old Carter Kava zooms around town with a giant smile on his face, thanks to a Pay It Forward donation.

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Pay It Forward December 03, 2017

Love for Logan

Sarah Mastera with Logan Kihlman and mother

After Sarah Mastera learned about the severe neurological condition that plagued her sorority sister’s infant son, she did what she could to help, rallying her co-workers to pool their Pay It Forward funds for the family.

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Pay It Forward December 03, 2017

Caring for the Connors

The Connor family with Bell bank employees

After the Connor family of West Fargo lost their home to a fire, the community surrounded them with love and support.

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Pay It Forward December 03, 2017

Building to Keep a Family Together

The Revoir family with Bell Mortgage employees

Bell Bank employees in our Bell Mortgage Phoenix, Ariz., office pooled their Pay It Forward funds to help an Arizona family keep their foster children.

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Pay It Forward December 03, 2017

Darby's Dancers

Performance of Darby's Dancers

Marty Milan’s daughter loves to dance, but as a child with special needs, it became more and more difficult for her to keep up in class. That’s when Marty discovered Darby’s Dancers.

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Pay It Forward December 03, 2017

Jack's Journey

Jack's journey

When Cheryl Brandt learned that 2-year-old Jack had been diagnosed with cancer, she rallied her co-workers to do what they could to help.

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Pay It Forward November 20, 2017

Donations Help Repair Cars for People in Need

Lions Club presents check to Higher Power Automotive

A Pay It Forward donation is helping the neediest members of the community become independent and self-sufficient.

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