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Local credit union gives away free gas in Shreveport

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SHREVEPORT, La. -

An ArkLaTex credit union helped relieve some of the pain at the pump on Wednesday.

Pelican State Credit Union in Shreveport gave away free gas at the Shell station on Youree Drive near Southfield Road. The credit union pumped $4,000 worth of gas to the first 200 people who showed up.

A representative from Pelican says that this is a nation wide effort to get residents to bank locally.

"It's all about taking back your banking from the mega banks and we're encouraging people to bank locally with their local community bank or local credit union" says Leigh Porta with Pelican Credit Union.

"I think it's real good that they're helping everybody out" says local resident Tommy Gay.

Residents like Venessa Frazier could barely control her excitement for the help. She says "I'm happy to get this free gas. I'm am very happy because it will get me by until Friday."

Pelican State Credit Union pumped $20 worth of gas into the first 200 people who showed up.

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