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Border States, communities help Red Cross install over 350 smoke alarms

FARGO, ND – On April 28, Border States employee-owners were among the volunteers who helped the American Red Cross install more than 350 free smoke alarms in homes across the area of Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo and Casselton, making homes safer for nearly 500 people. Home fires are the biggest disaster threat facing American families. […]
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Border States employee-owner advocates clean water wells in Africa

Lex Silbernagel lives in Fargo, ND, but he has a heart for Zambia, Africa. Silbernagel and his wife, Karen, recently returned from Zambia, where they were part of a group going village to village to learn what is needed to develop clean water sources in Africa. The August trip involved a partnership between Wellspring for […]
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Pedaling Against Poaching: Border States biker saving endangered rhinos

It’s tough to miss Jeff Harrison on the scenic trails near his home in Phoenix, AZ. Just look for a leg-tattooed, stubble-bearded cyclist donning a rhinoceros t-shirt. Harrison has been mountain biking for 25 years, surpassing 100 miles a week in 2010. The 47-year-old jokes his ever-increasing distance is the result of a mid-life crisis […]
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Border States helps veterans through Blue Angels Foundation

This fall, Border States teamed up with other businesses and the Blue Angels Foundation to support our nation’s veterans. The statistic is alarming – 22 veterans commit suicide each day due to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The Blue Angels Foundation supports wounded veterans by transitioning them back to a fulfilling civilian life. Border States was […]
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Child respite and hospice home Crescent Cove helped by Border States

After his granddaughter survived a brain tumor, Robert “Mac” McKenzie began supporting the new child respite and hospice home Crescent Cove, which provides care for kids with a shortened life expectancy. The unexpected diagnosis In 2015, Robert McKenzie learned his then 2-year-old granddaughter had a brain tumor. It’s a nightmare that’s been hard to forget. […]
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Tough shoes to fill: Employee-owner is top fundraiser for Make-A-Wish walk

One small step for employee-owners, one giant leap for kids in need. That’s how Matthew Eddleman sees his team’s role in their second Walk for Wishes® event, which took place Oct. 15 in Tempe, AZ. The 2-mile trek around Tempe Marketplace is one of the largest fundraising initiatives put on by Make-A-wish Arizona. “It’s never […]
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