Welcome to the Washington Area Fuel Fund
The Washington Area Fuel Fund (WAFF) provides energy assistance to heat the homes of Washington area residents who are in financial hardship. WAFF saves lives, helps stabilize families faced with unexpected crises and provides area residents with a critical social safety net. Created in 1983 by Washington Gas and The Salvation Army, WAFF pays for all types of winter heating fuels.
We invite you to use this web site to find out more about the critical work of WAFF, and how you can provide support or request assistance.
How It Works
"I have been able to keep my boys warm this winter."
If you need help, please read visit the Getting Assistance page to understand the qualifications for WAFF assistance, and what your next steps might be.
The Washington Area Fuel Fund (WAFF) is administered by The Salvation Army, which is registered with the IRS as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. The tax ID number is #58-0660607. All contributions to WAFF are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law. For those who wish to make a tax-deductible contribution to WAFF, view our Donations page. It provides several convenient ways to give, including online donations.
The Need Is Great
Please remember that just a little help goes a long way for a neighbor in need.
"I help because I can. I am fortunate enough to be in a position to support others in financial need. I am a firm believer that you don’t have to experience something to understand how it can affect an individual or family. All you have to do is put yourself in their place, and it doesn’t take long.
The need for the type of assistance provided by the Washington Area Fuel Fund continues to grow. The conditions of many elderly individuals who were struggling before the economic downturn appear to be worse. When I see this, I have to respond."
- George Jensen