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Pay It Forward September 22, 2016

Pay It Forward Helps Children Newly Adopted from Ukraine

Linda Lieser, a receptionist in Bell Bank’s Alexandria, Minn., branch, used her Pay It Forward funds to help some children from Ukraine develop their English skills over the summer.

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Pay It Forward August 15, 2016

Northern Cass Softball Gives to Teammate's Family

The Northern Cass Jaguars softball team took advantage of an opportunity to make a difference for a family involved in the program.

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Community Connect July 25, 2016

Legacy Children's Foundation

A Bell Bank Pay It Forward Community Connect donation is helping a Fargo nonprofit acquire a place to operate.

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Pay It Forward June 27, 2016

Hero Hunt

JaNell Carpenter, HSA analyst at HealthcareBank, gave Pay It Forward funds to support a cause for soldiers with an all-expense paid day of upland hunting, sporting clays, prizes, breakfast, lunch and camaraderie with fellow servicemen/women.

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Pay It Forward May 27, 2016

Sewing It Forward

One January day when Emily said she was bored, Tammy took her to the library and they found a book about sewing projects to sell. That’s where they got the idea for the owl bag pattern.

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Pay It Forward May 26, 2016

Detroit Lakes Scholarship

In 2016 the $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Wyatt Nelson who will be attending the University of Minnesota - Duluth and majoring in Engineering.

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Pay It Forward April 29, 2016

A Chance to Say Thank You

Andrew Kalvoda, a virtual bank service consultant at Bell Bank, will be touring Washington, D.C. with his 13-year-old son, Jordan, in a few weeks. It's part of class trip Jordan is taking with his eighth-grade class at Horizon Middle School in Moorhead. This will be Andrew and Jordan's first time visiting the nation's capital.

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Community Connect December 13, 2015

Double The Impact

Bell team member Dorothy Owen selected Eric Schwartz for Pay It Forward: Community Connect. Eric agreed, but had a catch. If he was going to donate $1,000, so was Dorothy. Eric used his money to support Gigi’s Playhouse and Dorothy used hers for Mind Body Solutions.

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Pay It Forward December 13, 2015

Best Friends

Rob wasn’t feeling well after running errands, so he went to bed early. Tragically, he never woke up. Rob passed away from a heart attack, leaving behind two young children and a wife battling breast cancer. In the midst of the tragedy, the family found hope.

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Pay It Forward December 13, 2015

Project Wildness

Nate and Shane, founders of Project Wilderness, began travelling throughout the western states just wanting to do something special. They set out to help those in need and to make a difference in as many lives as possible.

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