For Immediate Release:
On Saturday, July 19, 2008, the congregation of Uptown Baptist Church (UBC) hopes to provide residents on Chicago’s northside with much-needed relief from high gas prices. The church plans to buy-down every gallon of gas sold during a four-hour period of time at two local gas stations. This Saturday only drivers can take advantage of the 25-cent discount at the National Gas station (4900 N. Broadway) from 10:30am-12:30pm and at the BP Amoco station (755 W. Lawrence Ave.) from 3:30pm-5:30pm.
UBC sets a 20-gallon limit per vehicle and buys-down each gallon of gas at a 25-cent discount. For instance, if the average price is $4.25 per gallon, then it will be listed on the sign as $4.00 during the pre-designated time periods. The signs will be adjusted for each grade of gas.
“These are difficult times for a lot of Uptown residents,” said Michael Allen, UBC’s senior pastor, “and we’re excited to do this gas buy-down in conjunction with our local gas stations to show our community that we care about what they’re going through.” UBC members will also be on hand at both gas stations to direct traffic, pump gas, and clean windshields for visitors throughout the day.