SAN ANTONIO - Hundreds of families got their gas tanks filled for free on Saturday.

It's all part of the ‘Big Gas Giveaway’ at Tree Mount Temple Church.

The east-side church partnered with Valero to give out more than $2,000 worth of gas to anyone who showed up at the pump.

“Salvation is free but we understand gas is not, so we hope that the people understand that we are here to help. We are here to uplift” Larry Thompson, pastor of Tree Mount Temple Church said.

Leaders of the church said the event is a way to spread love and hope in a community that's known for being plagued with violence.

If you missed the gas giveaway don’t worry, the church plans on doing another one in the coming months.