Bakersfield · Energy

Valley drivers get divine relief from hellish gas prices via unlikely source: a church.

Hundreds lined up for a bit of relief from gas prices thanks to a local church.

Vibrant City Church gave out 200 $25 gas cards to drivers Saturday morning in central Bakersfield. That’s $5,000 of gas.

Some waited for hours but said it was worth it.

“I’m appreciative these people are here to help those. Especially with gas prices, it’s crazy,” resident Betty Frausto said.

Pastor Darlene Williams said it a chance to do something for people who could use a break from the high prices.

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Staff reports from The San Joaquin Valley Sun staff.