The Creating Wellness Expo an event themed "Be Fit, Eat Right, Think Well" has raised $1,000 for the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
A check presentation was held at CornerStone Chiropractic: A Creating Wellness Center, in Minot on Friday morning.
Staci Borkhuis, owner of CornerStone, said that the expo, which was hosted by the Creating Wellness Center, is targeted to families and individuals looking for a better way of living and finding ways to enhance their families' health and happiness in ways that are natural. Admission for the expo, which was held on Jan. 21 at the Sleep Inn, was $5 for adults, with all proceeds going to the Northern Lights chapter of Habitat For Humanity.
Submitted Photo - - From left are board member Jason Strand, secretary Lauri Hopwood, executive director Larry Zirtzman and chiropractor Staci Borkhuis.
Larry Zirtzman, executive director of the chapter, explained that the donation will go to support the chapter's plans for this summer: to assist people with rebuilding their flood-damaged homes.
"All the donations we receive are used right here in the Minot community," Zirtzman said. He noted that the local chapter has been active since this past summer in gutting flood-damaged homes.
Northern Lights received an annual grant from the North Dakota State Housing Finance Agency and "donations like this one, and donations from churches and individuals, people who support (our) mission and just write us a check," as well as hosting their own fundraisers, Zirtzman said.
Borkhuis said that "most Creating Wellness centers participate with local non-profit organizations." She added that she had participated with Habitat For Humanity in the past, "and their mission and purpose is very relevant for our community right now, considering the work they're doing, post-flood."
Northern Lights intends to get back to their roots soon. According to Zirtzman, the chapter will begin to assist families with rebuilding their homes, beginning when it appears that winter is over.
"We're very grateful for CornerStone's donation here," Zirtzman said. "We very much appreciate their support."