Fort Wayne, Ind. – Monday, Oct. 31, 2011 — Providence Baptist Church and Parkview Hospital are partnering to provide a gas giveaway event beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1.
In an attempt to bring increased awareness, Pastor Carlton A. Lynch, Sr. Pastor of Providence Baptist Church has partnered with Parkview Hospital to sponsor a gas giveaway. This is an attempt to ensure people are educated about the dangers of texting while driving. A new state law went into effect on July 1 which bans texting while driving. Additionally, the gas giveaway is this year’s featured community outreach for Providence Baptist Church.
Free gas in the amount of $20 will be given to the first 250 motorists who visit the McMillan Express gas station, 3505 Wayne Trace, and sign a Don’t Text & Drive pledge. In addition to the free gas, motorists will receive a gift bag with items such as Don’t Text & Drive key chains and air fresheners, information about the Don’t Text & Drive campaign and information about Providence Baptist Church.
Parkview launched the Don’t Text & Drive initiative in February 2009. The program targets teenage drivers and adults who send or read text messages while driving. Parkview’s Don’t Text & Drive message appears on billboards, the new Citilink Don’t Text & Drive bus, and public service announcements on television and radio. The campaign also includes outreach to area high schools.
More information about Parkview’s Don’t Text & Drive program can be found at www.donttextdrive.com and http://www.facebook.com/DontTextandDriveParkview.
ATTENTION MEDIA: Representatives from Providence Baptist Church and Parkview Hospital will be available for interviews at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1. at the McMillan Express gas station, 3505 Wayne Trace.