CLEVELAND — More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic and after the price of gas has gone up by nearly a dollar per gallon over the last year, The Faith Movement decided to give people around Cleveland just a little bit of help.
“We decided to come together, put some resources together, come out here and bless the community with free gas,” said The Faith Movement’s President Kyle Earley.
The first 200 people to show up to a BP location in Collinwood got $10 worth of gas, paid for by Early and Jermaine Hutchen.
“We just want to help somebody,” said Hutchen.
The program is called Gas On God, and the group plans to do it in different neighborhoods every other weekend. On Mothers’ Day Weekend, they plan to be in the Kinsman neighborhood.
Earley admits $10 isn’t a lot, but it can still make a difference.
“This might help somebody get to work,” said Early. “This might help a single mom get her kids to daycare. This might help a single father go out and raise resources for his family.”
During a weekend when Christians are celebrating Christ rising from the dead, Hutchen says COVID-19 is still robbing many people of their happiness.
“While we’re looking forward to that joyous occasion, we know somebody is not experiencing joy,” said Hutchen. “Somebody is having some difficulty.”
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