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Gate City Bank team members visit a citizen’s home to discuss smoke alarm safety

Preparing Communities With American Red Cross

We’re proud to partner with American Red Cross of Eastern North Dakota and Northwestern Minnesota on multiple initiatives, especially its annual Sound the Alarm events, which encourage community members and firefighters to join forces to be better prepared in the event of fires.

The Hot Cause That Sparked a Beautiful Partnership.

Home fires claim seven lives every day in the U.S., but having working smoke alarms can cut the risk of death by half, according to American Red Cross. That’s why Gate City Bank team members care so much about the Sound the Alarm initiative.

Team members partner with firefighters in going home to home to educate owners about fire safety, install free smoke alarms and replace alarm batteries. Since Gate City Bank joined the program, it’s regional impact has resulted in:

Alarms Installed
Lives Saved
7 Years
of Board Membership
Gate City Bank team member Amy Durbin and four American Red Cross representatives line up and hold donated quilts inside the bank’s lobby in downtown Fargo North Dakota

Warmth for Warriors.

In November 2022, Gate City Bank joined American Red Cross in collecting more than 200 quilts to keep military veterans warm during the holidays and beyond.

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“The American Red Cross and Gate City Bank strongly believe in supporting our brave military members. As cooler weather sets in, our hope is that these new quilts will comfort our veterans and serve as a reminder of our communities' heartfelt gratitude for their service.”
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Kevin Mehrer
Executive Director, American Red Cross of Eastern North Dakota and Northwestern Minnesota
“At Gate City Bank, the gratefulness we have for our veterans and all they’ve sacrificed to serve us goes beyond words. One of many ways we’re saying thank you is by making sure they’re covered and kept warm with these beautiful quilts, which have love and appreciation in every stitch.”
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Amy Durbin
Executive Vice President of Data Strategies & Marketing

Other Cool Community Partnerships:

Gate City Bank team member volunteer hauls boxes for West Fargo Eats near truck

West Fargo Eats

Learn more about how we donated more than $120,000 and deployed multiple team member volunteers to transform a pop-up food pantry into a permanent hunger relief program in West Fargo, ND – the first of its kind in the community.

ywca team members volunteer on a warm summer day with gate city bank


For over 20 years, Gate City Bank and YWCA Cass Clay have joined up to provide safety, warmth and hope to those who need it most – a better way of life, especially for women and children. Learn more about this beautiful partnership!

Gate City Bank team members hold Giving Hearts Day signs and smile for a good cause

Giving Hearts Day

Since 2014, we’ve been proud to partner with Dakota Medical Foundation by donating countless dollars and volunteer hours that have benefited numerous charities in our communities. Learn more about this amazing partnership!

Gate City Bank team members and board of directors pose with award at the NDSU Foundation’s 2021 Evening of Distinction event

North Dakota State University

Our core purpose of creating a better way of life aligns closely with North Dakota State University’s mission, which makes our longstanding partnership a perfect fit. Learn more about how, together, we’ve invested in innovative technology, enhanced the Gate City Bank Field experience, supported academia and everything in between.