Bangor service organization using a simple rock to send a big message

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - An organization that's been in the Bangor area for 88 years is hoping simple rocks will make a big difference.

The Zonta Club of Bangor is inviting the public to paint rocks with them to help end domestic violence.

The club is a global service organization dedicated to advancing the status of women worldwide through services and advocacy.

The rocks are painted orange in recognition of Zonta's campaign "No to Violence on Women" and have hotline numbers written on them.

Once finished, the rocks will be placed throughout the Bangor area.

Alice Trott, Chair of the Zonta Club of Bangor says, "Zonta is celebrating its 16 days of activism and trying to bring attention to violence against women. So, we want to educate and we also want to eliminate violence against women. Hopefully if there's somebody who picks up one of our rocks and it helps them get to safety, then we're going to feel really good about that."

The event will take place at Accents and Willie Wags in downtown Bangor on Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Materials and refreshments will be provided.

Everyone is welcome.