Midwest Radio of Fargo-Moorhead, Gate City Bank announce record Teddy Bear Posse donations

FARGO, ND (May 14th, 2019) Midwest Radio of Fargo-Moorhead announced the donation totals for the 3rd Teddy Bear Posse drive Tuesday, May 14th at Gate City Bank in downtown Fargo.   The announcement featured local law enforcement, ambulance, firefighters and others accepting the donation of the teddy bears and other stuffed animals.  A record 5,700+ teddy bears and stuffed animals were collected and will be donated directly to first responders to use with children they encounter in traumatic situations.

Midwest Radio of Fargo-Moorhead Market Manager Dan Cash announces the Teddy Bear Posse donation total on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 at Gate City Bank in downtown Fargo.

“Gate City Bank is committed to providing a better way of life in the communities we serve. We are honored to have the opportunity to partner with the Teddy Bear Posse to comfort children during a vulnerable time,” said Steve Swiontek, President, Chairman & CEO of Gate City Bank. “We are overwhelmed by the support and generosity for the Teddy Bear Posse that we have seen from the community, our customers and our team members.”

Gate City Bank EVP Retail Banking and Business Lending Kim Settel speaks at the 3rd annual Teddy Bear Posse press conference Tuesday, May 14th, 2019.

“Year after year the Teddy Bear Posse reminds us of how caring and supportive our community is,” said Dan Cash, Vice-President/Market Manager at Midwest Radio of Fargo-Moorhead.  “We are so pleased to announce another record year of donation will go directly to helping first responders that encounter children in need of the support that the bears provide.”

The Teddy Bear Posse was a campaign to collect new teddy bears and stuffed animals for area law enforcement agencies to distribute to small children involved in traumatic situations. Residents throughout the Red River Valley were encouraged to donate new teddy bears and stuffed animals at the donation boxes located throughout Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead through the radio stations of Midwest Radio of Fargo-Moorhead.

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