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Gas Stations Give Back

Two local service stations are giving back to the community with help from their customers.

As part their Charity of the Month programme, On The Go Service Station, Wulff Road and Olde Towne Service Station, Sandyport recently handed over a cheque to Great Commission Ministries International (GCMI).

“This recession has really impacted all segments of our community,” said Sandra Kemp, Operations Manager.

“Our previous business was hit really hard and when we took over the operations of the BPSU Service Station last September, we decided we needed to implement a programme that would allow us to help others as we rebuild. But we also wanted to involve our customers, so that they knew that when they shopped with us, they were doing more than just filling up their tanks – they were giving back and helping too.”

One cent of every gallon of gas sold at either On The Go Service Station-Wulff Road or Olde Towne Service Station in Sandyport is donated to the Charity of the Month. The programme’s first recipient is Great Commission Ministries located on Wulff Road.

“We selected Great Commission Ministries as our first charity as they are located right across from us on Wulff Road and we can see that they do so much,” Ms. Kemp said.

“They have many programmes going. A Feeding Centre that sees around 350 persons a day, their clothing centre, a “Save the Children” club, after school and drug rehab programmes, plus emergency shelters. There is an endless flow of people being helped by them daily, people who live right around the On The Go Station. It was an exciting choice.”

Receiving the donation for Great Commission Ministries was Executive Director, Minalee Hanchell.

“We are so happy that a small company like On The Go recognizes that no matter how small the business, we can all work together to build a better Bahamas. And that they bring their customers in on it, it really adds to the consciousness that we are all One People.”

The next charity on tap is Special Olympics Bahamas, the non-profit committee that been organizing sporting programmes for the intellectually disabled for over 25 years.

“Participating in the program is really easy,” said Ingrid Hanna, a regular On The Go customer who was on hand for the presentation.

“You need gas or diesel, you purchase it at either On The Go on Wulff Road or Olde Towne Service Station in Sandyport and you’re done. With things the way they are now, I’m finding that I prefer to spend my money with responsible companies that are about more than just making a dollar. Plus these two gas stations offer 25 cents off a gallon with their Rewards Card, so doing business with them really feels good.”

Written by Jones Bahamas

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