Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church gives back to the community

Published: Jun. 25, 2022 at 2:21 PM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Many who stopped by to pump gas at the Mt. Pleasant Citgo Quik Mart received a surprise Saturday morning.

Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church paid for the first $20 of each gas purchase. With recent gas price surges, the church is hoping to ease the pain for anyone who showed up. Outreach Ministry Chair Kim Gembala said there were no strings attached to the blessing.

“We really hope people leave here today feeling good knowing that something good is happening around them,” said Gembala.

The church said it was simply there to spread love.

“In fact, we had one lady that pulled in and our pastor serviced her car and when she left she said I can’t remember the last time I had $20 worth of gas money in this vehicle,” explained Gembala. “So, that was a real blessing to us too.”

The church was able to pay for gas for 70 people during the two and a half hours it was at the station.

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