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First Annual NOPEC Rocks Program Launches in Tiffin

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TIFFIN, OH (TiffinOhio.net News) — NOPEC launched its first annual NOPEC Rocks program in July, a community-wide game that allows residents to find and take pictures of rocks to donate money to Cleveland’s Providence House. 

During the month of July, 100 rocks will be scattered across high-traffic, public areas in 11 different participating communities. A lucky resident who finds a rock will be instructed to submit a “selfie” of themselves with their rock to nopec.org/rocks

For every submission, NOPEC will donate $10 to Providence House, Ohio’s first crisis nursery, a non-profit that provides free emergency shelter to children in the Greater Cleveland area who are living in active crisis situations that leave them at risk to abuse or neglect. The resident will also receive a prize from NOPEC in the mail. 

“We are honored to be a part of NOPEC’s innovative campaign. The donations from this campaign will allow us to provide a safe home-like setting and loving care for the babies and children who stay with us,” said External Relations Manager, Kayla Naticchioni. “Providence House is primarily privately funded, and every dollar truly helps. Thank you NOPEC for caring for our littlest ones.” 

The children at Providence house helped to paint the 100 rocks that will be hidden in the following NOPEC member communities: Avon Lake, Brooklyn, Brimfield Township, Chardon, Eastlake, Lakewood, Kent, Mentor-on-the-Lake, Newburgh Heights, South Euclid, and Tiffin. 

The Painted Rocks Program will run until the end of August. 

Residents can find information about the painted rocks program on NOPEC’s Facebook Page or at nopec.org/rocks 

About NOPEC 

NOPEC (Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council) is a non-profit group of over 220 communities that negotiates lower utility rates. As Ohio’s largest energy aggregator, NOPEC buys gas and electricity in bulk to help lower customers’ utility bills. Since 2001, NOPEC has saved residents and businesses over $300 million and awarded over $28 million in energy-efficiency grants to NOPEC member communities. For more information about NOPEC, visit www.nopec.org.

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