Auburn church offers free gas for Christmas

Auburn, AL (WTVM) – A small East Alabama church is giving back to the community in a very big and a very creative way this Christmas Eve.

Pastor Dametric Shaw began Victory Church in Auburn about a year and a half ago.

His 45 member congregation collected $1,200 and decided to use it to fuel holiday spirit by giving the first 100 motorist at the Jet Pep on Gateway Drive in Opelika $12 in free gas.

"I am sure another church or ministry will take this to the next level. We are a small church, but we have a big heart and big ideas and we are excited about what is going to happen tomorrow," says Pastor Shaw.

Members of the congregation hope the motorists that receive free gas will pay it forward by doing something nice for someone else this holiday season.

The gas giveaway begins at 9 am Saturday morning.

Opelika Police officers will be out to make sure everyone stay's merry and bright.

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