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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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Pay It Forward January 08, 2019

Looking Back on the Impact: Where Are They Now?

In celebration of 10 years of the Pay It Forward program, we checked in with a few recipients to find out where they are now.

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Pay It Forward January 03, 2019

Winging to Far-Flung Parts of the World

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As we celebrate more than a decade of giving empowerment through Pay It Forward, it’s amazing to think of how these gifts have changed lives far and wide. Over the years, some Pay It Forward funds have winged their way to far-flung parts of the world, having impact even thousands of miles and oceans away from the giver.

Here are a few stories of those far-flung gifts and their worldwide impact.

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Pay It Forward December 20, 2018

Paying It Forward in Honor

Lynn Janice Deb

Our employees put a lot of thought into where they donate their Pay It Forward funds.

Sometimes it’s to an organization or cause they care about. Other times it’s to a family in need they’ve never even met. Some have even given their gifts in honor or in memory of someone else.

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Pay It Forward December 02, 2018

An Honorary Skydive

Honary SkyDive

When Sheila’s dad passed away, she longed for a way to commemorate the veteran and paratrooper for his service. To do so, she used her Pay It Forward funds to treat four veterans to an experience of a lifetime … skydiving.

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Pay It Forward December 02, 2018

Bundle of Joy

Bundle of Joy

Working with business owners day-to-day, Melissa knew the uphill battle Brian, a small business owner, would endure when his daughter was born prematurely. That’s why she donated her Pay It Forward funds to help lighten the load.

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Pay It Forward December 02, 2018

Paying It Forward to Our Friends & Family

Marcia Hagen

Each year, Bell Bank employeesreceive time off and a gift card to spend doing something fun with loved onesthrough the Friends and Family program. Here are just a few of our 2018 Friends and Family stories.

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