About Washington Area Fuel Fund (WAFF)

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.
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* National average: 1 in 10 people live below the poverty line.

From 2008-2012, more than1 in 5* people in the DC area lived below
the poverty line and were eligible
for federal assistance.
of DC area
children live
in poverty.
For about
the cost of
grande lattes,
a household
can be warm
all season.


Help Those Families Who Can’t Afford To Heat Their Homes.

Donate today

There are several convenient ways to make a tax-deductible contribution to WAFF including through Washington Gas, PayPal, or by check/phone.

Help WAFF Give Warmth

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.