Church gives away $9,000 worth of gas

JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - A Birmingham church gave away $9,000 worth of gas at three separate gas stations Friday afternoon. The Rock Church teamed up with radio station 95.7 JAMZ to announce the locations of the free gas to listeners. Those stations were in Bessemer, Hueytown and Tarrant.

With gas just under $4 a gallon, plenty of people were looking to fill up for free. One Bessemer High School student said the free gas allowed him to save some precious cash, since it's his prom night tonight.

Church leaders say the gas giveaway is an Easter celebration and community outreach on Good Friday. The church did the same thing about a year ago and gave away $5,000 worth of gas.

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