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 stacking boxes for West Fargo Eats beside truck in West Fargo, ND

West Fargo Eats

At Gate City Bank, we’ve proudly donated more than $120,000 to transform this 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 and Gate City Bank volunteers on a sunny day, working together to help women and children in Fargo Moorhead


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.

Giggling girl surrounded by red heart-shaped confetti, celebrating Giving Hearts Day in Fargo, ND

Giving Hearts Day

Since 2014, we’ve been honored to partner with Dakota Medical Foundation – donating countless volunteer hours and dollars to benefit local charities across North Dakota and Minnesota.

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

North Dakota State University

See why we’ve been proud to partner with NDSU for decades, investing in the leaders of tomorrow in every field – including athletics, academics, theatre and more programs in our community.