NorthStar Moving Receives Outstanding Supporter Award from Claire’s Place Foundation

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16- year-old Claire Wineland honors NorthStar Moving Co-Founder for making a difference in her life and the lives of others living with cystic fibrosis.

"The reason we wanted to acknowledge Laura and her entire team is from the moment we met through Make-A-Wish she has been by our side personally and professionally,” said Claire’s Place Foundation President Melissa Nordquist.

Claire’s Place Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization designed to help children and families affected by cystic fibrosis, is proud to present NorthStar Moving® Company Co-Founder Laura McHolm and her team with their Outstanding Supporter Award.

Claire’s Place Foundation was founded by Claire Wineland, now a teenager, who has been living with cystic fibrosis her entire life. "Laura is one of those people you can't help but be inspired by,” said Claire. “Without her commitment and belief in us, we wouldn't be where we are today. She is definitely one of my heroes and a great example to others.”

Laura and Claire first met through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. When Claire was 14, she made a heartfelt wish to Make-A-Wish of Greater LA for a newly designed mermaid-themed bedroom. Laura heard about Claire’s wish and sprung into action, providing NorthStar Moving’s services and organizing of all the pieces needed to create Claire’s room. Laura was so touched by Claire that she didn’t want the relationship to end there. Since then Laura has made Claire the face of NorthStar Moving’s blog, Moving Happiness Home, giving her a place to shine, has created multiple campaigns to support Claire and her foundation, has sponsored every fundrasier, and has been serving on their board since the foundation was founded.

"The reason we wanted to acknowledge Laura and her entire team is from the moment we met through Make-A-Wish she has been by our side personally and professionally,” said Claire’s Place Foundation President Melissa Nordquist. “She attends every single board meeting, sponsors and helps create every fundraiser, has literally handed over her marketing team to be our marketing team, and most of all she is a mentor to Claire. Thank you is not enough, they have made such a huge difference in our lives and others.”            

“I am so touched by the honor, and feel so lucky and thankful to have Claire and her family in my life,” said Laura. “Claire’s positive ability to find the sunny side of life is contagious and her strength and courage are inspiring. It is my team’s favorite part of their day, to assist in spreading Claire’s message to support other families with cystic fibrosis live a fulfilling life.”

To assist Claire’s mission in helping other children with cystic fibrosis please visit her website to make a tax deductible donation.

About Claire’s Place Foundation, Inc.
Claire’s Place Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization designed to help children and families affected by cystic fibrosis. Claire’s Place Foundation is named in honor of Claire Wineland, now a teenager, who has been living with cystic fibrosis her entire life.

Claire and her parents want other families to experience the benefit from the kind of support that they received and continue to get; hence, this is the motivation for the foundation. Claire’s experiences have catapulted her into a position of being a spokesperson and an inspirational model for people living with this disease. She has documented and created videos on how to enjoy life with CF and live life to the fullest. Claire’s Place Foundation is a way for Claire to give back and make meaning of what she has had to go through; the foundation is her way to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. To read more about the foundation and make a donation, visit the website (http://www.clairesplacefoundation.org), which has generously been hosted by BlitzMetrics at no cost to the foundation.

FOR MORE INFO CONTACT:
Claire’s Place Foundation:            
Melissa Nordquist                                        
1 855-LOVE CPF                                        
(855-568-3273)

About NorthStar Moving
Founded in 1994, Los Angeles-based NorthStar Moving® Company has redefined the moving industry as the first to offer eco-luxury moving services, elevating basic moving and storage services to a new unparalleled level of customer service, customized care and environmental consciousness. Honored with more awards for service than any other moving company: “A+” rated by the Better Business Bureau, voted Citysearch “Best Mover,” earned the most five star ratings on Trustlink and Yelp, and recipient of dozens of awards for corporate culture, green practices, community outreach, and growth including multiple “Best Places to Work” awards and ranked on the Inc. 5,000 list for the fastest growing companies in the U.S. for seven consecutive years. The company's local, long distance and international moving, storage services, and eco-luxury packages have been featured in leading magazines including The Robb Report Collection and on multiple home and design television shows. NorthStar Moving has proven the state-of-the-art way to move is with its red carpet service, recommended by Coldwell Banker Concierge, The Franklin Report, MovingInsurance.com, The Getty Museum, and an impressive list of celebrity clientele. NorthStar Moving’s mission is to exceed their clients’ expectations with graceful customer care and to move service back into what should have always been the ultimate service industry: the moving industry. For more information, please visit http://www.NorthStarMoving.com or call (800) Ask-Pros (800) 275-7767.

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