NOCO Express Stores Raise $13,000 for MDA

Annual "Share the Shamrock Spirit" in-store campaign benefits community

TONAWANDA, N.Y. -- NOCO Express Stores, its customers and employees recently came together to show their shamrock spirit in support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). As a result of NOCO's annual "Share the Shamrock Spirit" in-store campaign, a total of $12,980 was raised for MDA.

"Thank you to all of our customers and employees for sharing in NOCO's shamrock spirit in support of the MDA this year," said Michael Newman, executive vice president of operations for NOCO Energy Corp. "Your generosity will provide continued support for MDA programs and services benefitting individuals right here in western New York from sponsoring a child at MDA summer camp to purchasing wheelchairs and other related medical equipment."

From February 13 through March 18, customers could purchase a $1 paper shamrock at any NOCO Express location to benefit the MDA. Since 2008, NOCO has donated $41,598 to the MDA in support of finding a cure and supporting the organization's programs and services.

"NOCO has made such an amazing impact in our local community by participating in the Shamrock campaign and the Amherst/Williamsville Lock-Up," said Theresa Ford, executive director of MDA. "In Western New York, MDA serves over 800 individuals who have muscle diseases. Because of NOCO's community participation, 16 children that have Muscular Dystrophy will be able to attend camp this summer. Thank you NOCO for truly making a difference."

MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education. The Buffalo District of the MDA serves Erie, Niagara, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties.

NOCO is a family-owned and -operated company with deep roots in the western New York community. Based in Tonawanda, N.Y., NOCO is committed to meeting the energy needs of residential and commercial customers at home, at work and on the go through a full line of products and services including natural gas, electricity, propane, heating oil, HVAC sales and service, commercial fuels and industrial lubricants. The company also operates 33 NOCO Express convenience stores throughout the region.