Grant Funds Fill Tanks for Needy Americans
By Miriam Raftery
Can’t afford to fill up the car?
Here’s some news to be “tankful” for: a new grant
fund has been established to give away free gasoline away to needy consumers.
Elderly, disabled, and low-income individuals or families are eligible to
apply for grant funds. Students and patients using vehicles primarily
for medical appointments may also qualify for help. Applicants must demonstrate
low income levels established by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban
Development (HUD). The grant form asks if a single applicant is
earning less than $16,900 a year.
Funds are available through Free Gas USA, Inc., a 501c(3) nonprofit corporation
established in 2008 to help needy individuals with daily transportation needs. The
agency partners with public, private, philanthropic and religious organizations
to assist the needy, providing grants ranging from $50 to $1,200.
Although the nonprofit entity is based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, individuals
and families living anywhere in the United States are eligible for funds provided
they own an insured vehicle, meet income requirements, and are U.S. citizen.
To apply for a grant or make a donation to help others, visit http://www.freegasusa.org.