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This week’s Who Won the Week Winner is Willie Wilson, an American businessman and politician from Chicago, Illinois. On Thursday, Wilson gave away $200,000 in fuel at ten different gas stations throughout the city of Chicago.
Wilson said at the time that he wished he had offered more money to help even more people. The next day, he announced that he would be doing the giveaway for a second time, this time increasing his donation to a million dollars. Fifty gas stations across the city will participate in the free gas giveaway. Each station has also agreed to lower their gasoline prices during the event to allow more families to benefit from Wilson’s generosity.
“The need among the community is so great,” Wilson said. “Soaring gas prices have caused a hardship for too many of our citizens.”
There was a downside, though, to Wilson’s generosity. The gas giveaway created chaos on the streets around the ten gas stations. Cars lined up for blocks, resulting in gridlock. Authorities expect it to be even worse this coming week when the giveaway is expanded to fifty gas stations and a million dollars.
Anyway, congratulations Willie Wilson for your gift to the drivers of Chicago.
What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?