Saturday morning hundreds of cars crowded the
West Loop Chevron, to take advantage of discounted gas prices.
"I think it's a great thing they
are doing for us," said Brenda Howard, Driver.
The first 400 cars received a dollar
off each gallon of gas.
Lufkin First Assembly hosted the gas
buy down, hoping to impact the community and make a visit to the pump less
painful for drivers.
"It's something you don't really see, an
opportunity to get gas at $2.50 a gallon, that actually could be the difference
of being able to get to work for the rest of the week," said Alvin Vander
Leest, Outreach Pastor, LFA.
"I have grandchildren and I do believe
it would be great for the ones who don't have the extra money, that can go
towards food, school, supplies any of their needs," said Howard.
Outreach Pastor Alvin Vander Leest
says the ultimate goal of the church is to help anyone they can.
50 volunteers were on hand, pumping gas,
washing windows and even saying a quick prayer for anyone in need.
"Just to help people in a simple
way, show people that there is a church that cares not just about spiritual
things but can also help in simple act of kindness," said Vander Leest.
The discount started at 10:00 a.m. but
volunteers say cars were lining up an hour ahead of time.
Lillie Anderson says saving that extra
dollar per gallon will make getting in the back to school routine a lot easier.
"It really saves the day and
helps a lot because I've been up and down the road with little ones trying to
get them back to school," said Anderson.
Vanderlest says a church should work
outside of its walls and hopes drivers leave the station feeling encouraged by
the act of kindness.
Drivers were limited to 10 gallons a tank. Church
officials say the buy down took about four hours and ended just before 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:31 AM EDT2014-09-16 11:31:48 GMT
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