WAFF helped Fred stay warm when he thought he might not have heat for the winter.
- Fred N., past WAFF Recipient
More than 30 years ago, Washington Gas and The Salvation Army partnered to establish the Washington Area Fuel Fund (WAFF) and help local residents in need. During the winter, WAFF pays for all types of fuel to heat the homes of people in financial need. The Salvation Army disburses the funds through its 12 offices in the metropolitan region while Washington Gas pays all administrative, promotional and fundraising expenses.
* National average: 1 in 10 people live below the poverty line.
Every winter people in our community live with the difficult situation of having to go without heat in their homes. They live down the block or right around the corner and now find themselves in a temporary financial crisis brought on by an illness, accident or job loss. In fact, it could be any of us. The sad truth is that throughout the Washington, D.C., area, there are many families who will need to choose between food and other essentials rather than heat this winter – but you can help.