NDAD medical travel help to late Manvel man inspires Grand Forks area Giving Hearts donations

Posted: Feb 27 2019

NDAD thanks Thomsen Homes and several EXIT Realty Heartland agents for a $1,500 donation to our nonprofit on Giving Hearts Day, an amount additionally enhanced by the Feb. 14 regional event’s matching grant.

Mike Brue (center), NDAD’s communications director, displays symbolic $500 checks next to EXIT real estate agent Steve Leventes (left) and Thomsen Homes broker Nate Feb. 26 during a celebration in downtown Grand Forks.

Through its inaugural Grand Forks Gives Back program, custom home builder Thomsen made three $500 Giving Hearts donations in honor of new real-estate closings and sales by EXIT’s Nick Leavy, Angie Mueller, and husband-wife tandem Steve and Cambria Leventes.

The EXIT agents chose NDAD to receive the money in recognition of medical travel assistance that NDAD provided to Nick's brother, Coleman Stadstad, Manvel, during his treatment for leukemia. Stadstad, 29, a 2007 Grand Forks Central High graduate and U.S. Marine Corp veteran, died in June 2018 in Minneapolis following complications from his bone marrow transplant.

Coleman Stadstad

In all, 21 Grand Forks area nonprofits received Giving Hearts Day donations plus matching monies for a total impact of $43,000, thanks to designations by local real estate agents through Thomsen’s Grand Forks Gives Back program, the home builder announced.

For more information about NDAD’s charitable services, call (800) 532-NDAD (-6323) or https://NDAD.org.

For more information about EXIT Realty: (701) 205-1350; https://bit.ly/2H3dp7C.

For more information about Thomsen Homes: (701) 478-3000; https://www.thomsenhomesllc.com.

For more information about Coleman Stadstad: https://bit.ly/2XpTQfu.

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