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Pay It Forward August 19, 2019

Pay It Forward Donation Brings Life Values to the Classroom

Pay It Forward Donation Brings Life Values to the Classroom

Knowing how incredibly tight school budgets can be, Cindy Lee donated her Pay It Forward funds to empower two sixth-grade teachers to teach about skills and values that don't always make the cut on an average day.

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Pay It Forward August 19, 2019

Tragic Car Crash Leads to Unexpected Connection

Alexandra Nelson PIF

Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Alexandra Nelson understands the challenges of finding your way in a new country. So when she saw that someone who was already struggling had also gone through an unthinkable tragedy, she stepped in to help, giving her Pay It Forward funds and so much more.

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Pay It Forward August 05, 2019

Service Dog to Help Young Girl Walk

Emily Martin

As she leans against her German shepherd puppy, eyes drifting closed, Emily Martin looks like contentment personified. And Dajmon seems perfectly happy to let this tiny human use him as a pillow.

But their relationship is far more than a girl and her dog.

As a 2-year-old with very little feeling and movement in her limbs, Emily will learn to rely on Dajmon to help her stand and maybe even walk. And when nerve pain rips her from sleep in the middle of the night, Dajmon will be there to comfort her.

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Pay It Forward May 29, 2019

Bell Employees ‘Go the Distance’ for Fargo Marathon

Marathon

For the past 15 years – ever since the Fargo Marathon started – Bell volunteers have ‘gone the distance’ to cheer on racers who cross the finish line.

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Pay It Forward May 02, 2019

Seize the Day

Seize the Day

After the Halvorson family lost their wife and mother, Jaynie, in a car accident, two Bell employees created a pooling fund to help the family help rebuild their lives.

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Pay It Forward May 02, 2019

Super Girl Lilli

Super Girl Lilli

Born with Down syndrome and a hole in her heart, Lilli’s journey only became more difficult when she was diagnosed with leukemia. A friend of Lilli’s mom, Sarah decided to pay it forward to the family, inspiring hope and allowing the infant to continue spreading joy with her infectious smile.

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Pay It Forward May 02, 2019

Bell Employees Raise Funds for Fallen Officer’s Family

Officer Paul Lazinsky

When an Arizona law enforcement officer lost his life in the line of duty, Bell employees teamed up to help his family.

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Pay It Forward March 05, 2019

Tyus Jones and Bell Bank Team Up to Give Memorable Night to Military Family

Tyus Jones

Scott Mahal has spent most of his life serving others. As a Navy chief petty officer, he deployed with the Marine infantry and served as their medical component. When he wasn’t deployed, he worked at a Navy hospital.

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Pay It Forward January 29, 2019

Bell Employees Rally Around Family Devastated by House Fire

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When one of our employees learned that fire had destroyed a West Fargo home in early December, he rallied his co-workers to put their Pay It Forward funds together to help.

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Pay It Forward January 17, 2019

Logan’s Journey

Logan's Journey

December 21 changed Logan’s life forever. When he was diagnosed with leukemia, Logan’s friends and sixth-grade classmates rallied around to support him as he fought cancer.

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