May 28, 2018

Starion Bank presented five different North Dakota charities with a $250 donation as part of the bank’s 2018 Kindness Cash project.

For Kindness Cash, Starion employees go out in their communities and place wallets with $20 in cash for people to find and pay forward. Starion has branches in Bismarck-Mandan, Bottineau, Dunseith, Ellendale, Fargo, Oakes and Rolla, and a total of 560 wallets were set out.

As part of this year’s project, for two weeks, bank branches also collected nominations for charities to receive a Kindness Cash donation. Each market drew a winner:

  • Bismarck-Mandan: North Dakota Veterans Cemetery
  • Bottineau-Dunseith-Rolla: Turtle Mountain Animal Rescue
  • Ellendale: Dickey County 4-H
  • Fargo: United Way of Cass-Clay
  • Oakes: Sanford Health Foundation, Sanford Children’s

“One of Starion’s core values – and a foundation of our organization – is giving back to the community,” says Craig Larson, Starion Bank CEO and chairman of the board. “Kindness Cash is a fun way we do that, helping our neighbors to pay forward a little bit of kindness. This year’s drawing winners represent diverse charities, but each one is doing important things in their community, region or statewide, and we are pleased to be able to support such worthy organizations.”

Bismarck-Mandan: North Dakota Veterans Cemetery

Bismarck-Mandan: North Dakota Veterans Cemetery

Bottineau-Dunseith-Rolla: Turtle Mountain Animal Rescue

Bottineau-Dunseith-Rolla: Turtle Mountain Animal Rescue

Ellendale: Dickey County 4-H

Ellendale: Dickey County 4-H

Fargo: United Way of Cass-Clay

Fargo: United Way of Cass-Clay

Oakes: Sanford Health Foundation, Sanford Children's

Bismarck-Mandan: North Dakota Veterans Cemetery