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Western State Bank donates time, money to charities

In 2010, the West Fargo and Fargo locations of Western State Bank contributed nearly $38,000 in charitable donations, and its employees volunteered nearly 2,000 hours of time to more than 40 area organizations.

Some of these organizations include: The United Way of Cass-Clay, Minn-Kota Red Cross, Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, Cass County Housing Authority, Red River Valley Fair, Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce, West Fargo Economic Advisory Committee, West Fargo Exchange Club, Fargo Optimist Club, Horace Lions, West Fargo Packerbackers, West Fargo Baseball Association, FM Humane Society, Roger Maris Cancer Center, NDSU Alumni Association, West Fargo and Fargo Schools, a variety of Fargo and West Fargo sports organizations, and numerous churches.

"Year after year, Western reaches out to many organizations to strengthen the community as a whole. Our employees are proud to truly live our motto of being 'Your Hometown Bank' by volunteering their time and working for a company that is dedicated to giving back," said Brad Jacobson, President, Western State Bank.