ArkLaTex credit union to hold gas giveaway Wednesday - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

ArkLaTex credit union to hold gas giveaway Wednesday

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

An ArkLaTex credit union is using a unique technique to get you to "take back your banking."

Employees and executives from Pelican State Credit Union in Shreveport are giving away free gas at the Shell Station on Youree Drive just south of Southfield Road on Wednesday. Pelican State Credit Union is pumping about $4,000 worth of gas. The first 200 people who show up will get $20 in gas.

But it's more than just free gas. It's a nationwide effort to get residents to bank locally. Banking officials say they want to raise awareness on how community banks and credit unions fuel local economies.

Pelican State Credit Union along with 40 other community banks and credit unions across the country are taking over gas stations. Some employees will be pumping the gas themselves.

The event begins Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Shell Station located at 5909 Youree Drive in Shreveport. Officials say they do expect to have long lines of cars.

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