Bell State donation comes via Jiffy Lube
Talk about a virtuous circle: Bell State Bank & Trust in Detroit Lakes gave $1,000 to Jiffy Lube, which turned around and donated it to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Give credit where credit is due: The Bell State Bank & Trust’s Pay It Forward Program.
Starting in 2008, Bell State Bank & Trust gave employees an unusual Christmas gift: the opportunity to “Pay It Forward” to people in need.
Now it’s an annual tradition, with every full-time employee receiving $1,000 and every part-time employee $500 to give to an individual, family, organization or cause – a commitment totaling more than half a million dollars annually.
To date, more than $3.5 million has been given to others less fortunate and to organizations that help build local communities.
To celebrate the fifth year of Bell State Bank & Trust’s Pay It Forward program, every full-time employee was given an additional $1,000 and every part-time employee $500 to choose a customer, vendor or community member to help Pay It Forward in 2013.
Founded in 1966 and headquartered in Fargo, Bell State Bank & Trust is the largest privately owned bank in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. The bank has assets totaling over $2.6 billion and more than 1,000 employees at its 19 locations.