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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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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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