A gas fireplace fix can save lives, thanks to a gas station snack service in the US state of Texas.
The service is now operating in the state of Alabama and other parts of the US, and it is helping people find food and other necessities after a natural disaster.
“It’s really, really helpful,” said Jessica Larkin, a community service worker with the Alabama Firefighters Association.
“I would never have known that if I didn’t come to Alabama with my family.”
In the US alone, there are 1.6 million gas stations and gas stations have been closed since the deadly wildfires that swept through the US last year.
Gas station owners say the service is a lifesaver, and a $40 bill helps cover the cost of repairs.
“We’ve been able to put the money back into the community,” said the service’s founder, Mike Burdick.
The gas station owner, who is a registered nurse, has been running the service since the wildfires.
“For the most part, I have a pretty good understanding of what I need to do, what the tools are, and what I have to do to get my stove working,” he said.
“But when there is a natural event, I need more information, and I need help with that.”
In addition to the emergency shelter, the gas station has also been providing snacks for people who have lost their homes or are struggling to find food.
“When you’re a first-time firefighter, you need to make a choice,” Burdrick said.
“Do I go back to the store and buy food for a family that has lost everything?
Or do I go to the food bank?”
I’ve been very fortunate in my career.
“The gas service is only open to the public and is run by a non-profit organisation called the Alabama Emergency Service Alliance.
The alliance says it is a non profit organisation and does not make any money from the sale of the services.”
This is not a private company.
This is a community organisation that has been around for quite some time,” said alliance president Robert Baskett.
The group is hoping to start the gas stove repair service in Alabama’s cities by the end of the year.