For 170 years, Washington Gas has been part of the Washington, D.C. metro area and our role in the community goes beyond providing energy. We have a long-standing commitment to service and to making a difference in the lives of our customers, our employees and members of the communities we serve. We focus our efforts on health, education and the environment. An overview of our philanthropic program is provided below.
For the past 35 years, Washington Gas and The Salvation Army have worked to ensure our community’s most vulnerable citizens are not left in the cold thanks to the Washington Area Fuel Fund (WAFF). Since WAFF's inception, Washington Gas has paid all of the administrative costs and The Salvation Army has administered the fund. Because Washington Gas pays all of the administrative expenses, 100 percent of all contributions go directly to people in need. Since its inception in 1983, WAFF has assisted more than 281,000 people and has distributed nearly $26 million. For more information, visit Washington Area Fuel Fund or http://waffhelp.org/.
Washington Gas’ Employee Volunteer Program highlights our employees’ commitment to the communities we serve. Each year, these teams manage a number of projects that benefit residents of the entire region. During the last few years, Washington Gas and WGL employees have donated more than 11,000 volunteer hours through this program. More information is available on our employee community service program page.
We make substantial contributions each year to environmental, educational and health programs. You can find more information on our pages for the corporate giving program and our supported organizations.