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Published January 31 2014

Contributions (Feb. 1)

Gate City bank donates more than $3.2 million

From October through December, Gate City Bank donated more than $3.2 million to organizations that support local communities and causes.

The bank donated $3 million to North Dakota’s Housing Incentive Fund and more than $246,000 to charities and organizations across North Dakota and western Minnesota.

Fargo area organizations that received donations included: Alzheimer’s Association; Celebration of Woman and Their Music; Centennial Elementary School; the Christmas Gift; DMF Fill the Dome Premier Sponsor; Emergency Food Pantry; Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre; Impact Foundation – Fill the Dome 2013; Jefferson Elementary School; Kennedy Elementary School; Kindred Booster Club; Legacy Children’s Foundation Taste Around the World; March of Dimes – Bowls for Babies; Movemeber – Generation Moustache; Muscular Dystrophy; NDSU Athletics – Craig Bohl Show; NDSU Development Foundation; NDSU Natural Resource Management Club; NDSU Research and Technology; NDSU Team Makers Practice Turf; New Life Center; Optimist Club – Safety Town; Red River Human Services; Ronald McDonald House – Sweetheart Ball; The Salvation Army; TNT Kid’s Fitness; Washington Elementary; and YMCA Partner of Youth Campaign.

Gate City also made donations to regional organizations including the Boy Scouts of America Northern Lights Council, March of Dimes, North Dakota Alzheimer’s Association, United Way and YMCA.

Choice Financial gives to ND housing fund

Choice Financial has contributed almost $194,000 to the North Dakota Housing Incentive Fund, with funds supporting projects that will provide affordable housing in Grafton, Fargo and Dickinson.

The projects included Prairieview Apartments in Grafton, North Sky Apartments in Fargo, and Sullivan Apartments in Dickinson.

Choice Financial has 14 banking locations in North Dakota and one in Minnesota.

SADD receives $5,000 donation from AAA

AAA North Dakota and AAA Minnesota-Iowa have made a $5,000 donation to Northern Lights SADD, a peer-to-peer education, prevention and activism organization.

The group is dedicated to preventing destructive decisions, particularly underage drinking, drug use, risky and impaired driving, teen violence and teen suicide.

Event raises funds for military families

The Mid-Winter Cabin Fever fundraiser held Jan. 11 at the Speedway Event Center in West Fargo raised $7,300 to support Folds of Honor, a program that provides scholarships and other assistance to spouses and children of soldiers killed or disabled while serving their country.

For more information about the program or to apply for a scholarship, log on to www.foldsofhonor.org.

Blood screening raises funds for scholarships

The Detroit Lakes (Minn.) Noon Rotary Club’s annual blood screening at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s generated $21,051 for local scholarships.

Almost 2,100 people took part in the blood screenings, which were offered in September at a discounted price. St. Mary’s teams up with the Rotary Club each year for the fundraiser.