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Gate City Bank donates to charitable organizations

In the past several months, Gate City Bank has donated $259,200 to statewide organizations as part of its commitment to support communities and causes.

Local donations included: the West Fargo Packers, West Fargo VFW, West Fargo Chamber of Commerce, West Fargo High School, West Fargo Babe Ruth Baseball, Bonanzaville, DECA, The Young Shepherds, West Fargo Library, Randy's Drive for a Cure, and the West Fargo Police Department Night to Unite.

Additional donations were made to regional organizations including Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest, North Dakota LifeSmarts, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, Mental Health America of North Dakota, the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life, the Alzheimer's Association, North Dakota Teen Challenge, Boy Scouts of America Northern Lights Council, Special Olympics, Huntington's Disease Society of America, North Dakota Alliance for Renewable Energy, and the North Dakota Association for the Blind.

Giving back to communities by supporting them financially and through employee volunteerism is part of Gate City Bank's mutual bank philosophy. In 2008, Gate City Bank employees volunteered 15,260 hours of their time and talent to non-profit organizations. Their efforts were combined with the Bank's Communities and Neighbors charitable giving program to provide a value of more than $1,189,000 to organizations across North Dakota and Minnesota.

A $1 billion mutual community bank, Gate City Bank has been providing complete banking services to its customers since 1923. Gate City Bank has 30 convenient banking locations across North Dakota and Minnesota, and employs 390 people.