Immigrant Gas Station Gives Back To Community With $1.99 Gas

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A Georgia gas station sells gas for $1.99 a gallon to give back to the community. For a few hours earlier this week, a gas station in Hinesville, Georgia, marked their gas down to $1.99 a gallon. Station owner Ravi Patel did it to repay his community for supporting him and his family after they moved to the US from India seeking a better life.

Motorists driving by the A to Z Food Mart off of US Highway 84 in east Georgia on Monday morning might have thought the sign advertising $1.99 gas was a mistake, but hundreds of customers were able to fill up for the steep discount.

Patel says he paid $3.85 a gallon for the gas and he estimates that the discount cost him about $12-thousand during the three-hour window he offered the deal, but he says it was all worth it to help out his neighbors. “We just want to give back to the community,” he says. “Because the community makes us what we are here as a family.”

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