"The need to help our neighbors with heating assistance has never been greater and that's why we are so committed to raising awareness about this critical issue," said Adrian Chapman, President and Chief Operating Officer, Washington Gas. "As a company dedicated to caring for our community throughout our 170-year history, we know our neighbors always join us in helping those in need. That's why we started WAFF 35 years ago and every year, our employees, customers and residents step up to help us keep area families warm."WAFF, a philanthropic initiative formed in 1983 by Washington Gas in partnership with The Salvation Army, bridges this assistance gap to provide emergency funds to families, veterans, seniors and others who lack resources to pay their heating bills. Importantly, 100 percent of all donations WAFF receives goes directly to heating assistance because Washington Gas pays all administrative costs to operate the fund. Local celebrities and executives of WGL companies will sit in the Ice House for 30-minute periods during the days' activities to help draw attention to the cause and raise funds and awareness about this important issue. More than 35 companies and individuals have raised $100,000 to date to support this WAFF fundraiser. Supporters include: The Salvation Army, AltaGas, NBC4, WTOP, The Washington Post, Monumental Sports and Entertainment, The American Gas Association, Infrasource, MasterPrint, Washington Harbour, National Energy and Utility Affordability Coalition, Accenture, Edison Electric Institute, ASD/SKY, WGL Energy, Miller Pipeline, Northern Pipeline, Kubra, Leftwich LLC, WSP, Washington Gas Light Federal Credit Union, Faneuil, Precision Pipeline, LLC, Williams Meter, Henkels & McCoy, G.S. Proctor & Associates, Inc., FleishmanHillard, Teamsters Local 96, Skoda Contracting, HCL, EN Engineering, Miller's Office Products and Curran & Connors. About WAFF Washington Gas created the Washington Area Fuel Fund (WAFF) in 1983 in conjunction with The Salvation Army as its signature philanthropic program. Washington Gas pays for all administrative costs while The Salvation Army assists clients and manages the disbursement of funds through its 12 area offices. This ensures that 100 percent of all donations go to heating assistance. WAFF pays for all types of fuel. Since its inception, WAFF has disbursed nearly $26 million in energy assistance, serving more than 286,000 people. In 2017 alone, more than $773,000 was disbursed to more than 6,000 people. To make a donation or get more information, please go to www.waffhelp.org. About Washington Gas Washington Gas Light Company is a regulated natural gas utility providing safe, reliable natural gas service to more than 1.1 million customers in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. A subsidiary of WGL Holdings, Inc. (WGL), the company has been providing energy to residential, commercial and industrial customers for 170 years.
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