4 Places to Find Gas Vouchers

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Gas can be expensive. Driving your child to and from school and activities, driving yourself to and from work, and making other miscellaneous trips adds up. When gas costs more than you can afford, it can be a stressful situation. It’s great if you have a friend or family member that can loan you the money, but if you don’t have anyone to help, you’ll have to look elsewhere for assistance. In these cases, turn to these four organizations and programs that may be able to provide you with gas vouchers:
Free Gas USA: This program provides gas vouchers ranging from $50 to $200 depending on the applicant's needs and how much money they have available to contribute. To apply, you must first get a referral from a caseworker from an organization such as your local Community Action Agency, United Way Membership Agency, or church. Once a caseworker or pastor verifies your income, or lack thereof, they will write you a referral letter which will allow you the apply for a Free Gas USA gas voucher. 
Free Gas Help: Instead of income qualification, the major requirements are only that you drive 1000 or more per month and display an advertisement for one of their sponsor companies somewhere on your car. Forms of advertisement range from door magnets to full car wraps. You can find a full list of their requirements and options on their website.
The Salvation Army: There is a long list of assistance that this program offers and, depending on your local agency, that includes gas vouchers. You can find your location near you by search by zip code or city and state on their website. Eligibility and available funds vary between locations but you can check the next closest branch if the one near you can’t help.
Local Churches: Many churches and religious/spiritual centers offer aid to struggling members in their community. Often, you don’t even need to be a member of the church. Contact churches in your area to see if they can provide you pay for gas.
Many organizations seek to help those in need and realize that transportation is crucial; especially for single parents. Try the ones above and find out if there are any other programs in your area that may be able to provide you a gas voucher or money.

By Alecia Stanton of Single Parents Alliance of America
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