Fargo, ND – Gate City Bank has officially partnered with the ND Cares Coalition in an effort to broaden support to Service Members, Veterans, Families, and Survivors. Gate City Bank signed a statement of support establishing themselves as a link in a statewide network dedicated to educating residents about potential needs and challenges faced by those who have served and to honoring current and former military members.
North Dakota has the most welcoming and military friendly businesses and communities in the nation. We appreciate and support all of our Veterans; those that have served in times of war, and during peacetimes; those that have served enough years to retire and those who served a single tour of duty. We honor Veterans of all branches of service and various components, reserve or active duty. It is in this spirit, that ND Cares continues its efforts to partner with our great businesses and continues to seek ways to support our Service Members, Veterans, Families and Survivors.
“We want everyone to know that North Dakota is a welcoming place for our military, whether you served in a war, during peacetime, or are currently serving. To do that, ND Cares relies on the participation of our communities and their commitment to military outreach,” said North Dakota National Guard Adjutant General, Major General Alan Dohrmann. “We look forward to partnering with Gate City Bank to continue to strengthen an accessible network of support for our Service Members, Veterans, Families, and Survivors.”
In January 2015, former North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple signed an executive order officially establishing the ND Cares coalition. Funds have been included in the 2017-2019 budget to help expand the coalition’s work and fund its future initiatives, such as Star Behavioral Health and military outreach opportunities. One of its goals is to partner with businesses in North Dakota - both large and small - to ensure those who have served, their families, and survivors receive the care and assistance they need.
In North Dakota, 52,035 residents identified themselves as Veterans of the U.S. Military. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, this group accounts for 9.6 percent of the state’s adult population. (North Dakota Veterans; U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates)
Gate City Bank
A $2.2 billion mutual community bank, Gate City Bank has 38 locations across 19 communities in North Dakota and west central Minnesota. Employing 664 team members, Gate City Bank is committed to making lives better by investing in its team members and the communities it serves. In addition to being North Dakota’s number one mortgage lender, Gate City Bank has also been named one of the “50 Best Places to Work” since 2014 by Prairie Business. Additional information is available at gatecity.bank.