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Published May 23, 2011, 03:18 PM

State Bank employees Pay It Forward to Alexa's Hope

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A real heart-felt donation from State Bank of Fargo employees today as part of their on-going Pay It Forward program.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Every year, State Bank allows its employees to each donate a thousand dollars to charities of their choice. Last week, we brought you the story of Alexa's Hope. The 14-year old died waiting for a lung transplant and her father Loren is a principal at the school.

Some of the state bank employees saw the story and decided to donate 4-thousand dollars to the charity that honors her.

ARLENE FRANCIS - State Bank of Fargo: “And I watched it and mulled it over and I saw it again in the morning and I saw the 6 am news and I said this is where I want my money to go and this touched my heart and this did and you know it is right, this is what I want to give my money to.”

Since it started 4-years ago, just over 2-million dollars from State Bank's Pay It Forward Program has been donated to local charities.