The Alliance is partnering with A1 Auto Service in Salida this holiday season in offering customers and community members the chance to pay it forward by purchasing a $25 gas card for a survivor of domestic violence.

Pumping Gas Photo Courtesy of Reader’s Digest

The Alliance provides survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault with crisis intervention, legal advocacy, adult and youth support counseling, community education and short and long-term housing assistance. All services are free and confidential.

Advocate at The Alliance Shannon Courtney said, “Often times, when a victim of domestic violence is needing to get out of a dangerous situation, it happens very quickly. If there has been financial abuse in the relationship or there is a rapid departure, a tank of gas can be critical in getting to safety.”

A customer filling their tank with gas (or any community member) is able to purchase a gas card by stopping by A1 Auto, Monday through Friday anytime from 7 a.m. 6 p.m. or by visiting Saturday or Sunday anytime from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A1 Auto is located at 445 W. Highway 50, across from the Aquatic Center in Salida.

For more information about The Alliance or the Pay it Forward program, please visit: www.alliancechaffee.org or call (719) 539-7347.