Acts of Kindness
Gas station owner is willingly losing $500 a day to make gas affordable for his community
“I have to make the money somewhere, someday - but not right now. Now it’s time to help people.”
D.G. Sciortino
06.21.22

Some people start businesses to create safety and stability for their families and others in their community.

Others start businesses to make as much money as possible and keep increasing profits at the expense of the community.

But not Jaswiendre Singh. He’s been selling gas at his Phoenix, AZ gas station at a loss for about .50 cents cheaper than surrounding gas stations, just to help keep gas prices affordable for people in his neighborhood.

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AZFamily 3TV and CBS 5 News - YouTube

Singh had been originally been selling the gas for 10 cents less than he bought it per gallon, but gas prices rose a dollar since then.

“God gave me help. It doesn’t matter. We are not here to make money right now. I’m very happy to help the other people,” Singh told WHSV.

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AZFamily 3TV and CBS 5 News - YouTube

Not only is Singh helping people but he’s doing so at his own lost. Singh gets his gas at $5.66 a gallon from one of his suppliers but sells it for $.47 less.

So, he’s losing about $500 a day.

Singh says that it’s worth it, “To give a break to the customer and my community. People don’t have the money right now.”

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AZFamily 3TV and CBS 5 News - YouTube

He and his wife have been working overtime at their Valero Food Mart to make up the loss.

Singh says that he currently works from 4 a.m. to midnight every day.

“My mother and my father did teach us to help if you have something. If you have something you have to share with other people,” Singh said. “We teach our children the same thing.”

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AZFamily 3TV and CBS 5 News - YouTube

Despite the fact that Singh has to cover the costs of his home, the gas station, and putting a child through college, Singh says his main goal is to “help humanity.”

“I have to make the money somewhere, someday, right, but not right now,” he said. “Now it’s time to help people.”

AZFamily 3TV and CBS 5 News - YouTube
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AZFamily 3TV and CBS 5 News - YouTube

The local news organizations that covered Singh’s story encouraged locals to come and purchase items inside the store where the Singhs are able to make a profit. More than 5,000 people have seen Singh’s story on the AZFamily 3TV and CBS 5 News YouTube channel.

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AZFamily 3TV and CBS 5 News - YouTube

“We can all learn a lesson from this gentleman, he is losing on his business now, but he will be rewarded in kind in one way or another. Great man, with a big heart,” said one YouTube commenter.

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AZFamily 3TV and CBS 5 News - YouTube

“Respect to this man and his wife! if I lived in AZ this would be my to-go gas station to buy food, alcohol, etc to always support him!” said another.

Singh has also been known to deliver pizzas to the hungry in his neighborhood.

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AZFamily 3TV and CBS 5 News - YouTube

Title says cheap gas,” another commnter said of the video’s caption “Phoenix gas station owner losing hundreds of dollars to offer cheap gas.” “Over 5 dollars is not cheap. But great thing this guy is doing, prices are insane.”

Yahoo lists the ongoing war in Ukraine as the driving force for gas prices since countries are banning oil imports from Russia.

Learn more about Singh’s act of kindness in the video below!

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By D.G. Sciortino
hi@sbly.com
D.G. is a contributing writer in Shareably. She's based in Connecticut and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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