The Washington Area Fuel Fund (WAFF) and The Salvation Army found a fun way to raise awareness—and funds—to help our neighbors in need heat their homes this winter. WAFF constructed and showcased its first-ever Ice House at the Washington Harbour from January 18-20.
During the Ice House event, Washington Gas executives and employees, community partners, vendors, and local celebrities including Harvey Grant and Peter Bondra sat in the Ice House, greeted visitors, posed for photos and helped raise $128,000 for WAFF.
"We are so grateful to everyone who has joined with us to support this important mission," said Adrian Chapman, President and COO of WGL and Washington Gas. "The Ice House helped us raise awareness of this growing need in our community. We could not have had such a successful event without partners like The Salvation Army, NBC4, Monumental Sports + Entertainment, WTOP and The Washington Post."
Visitors to the WAFF Ice House could also support WAFF by testing out the Accenture 'Bring the Heat' thermal camera, and by entering to win prizes from the Capitals and NBC4. NBC4 and the Caps, Wizards and Mystics also brought along their Mascots to join in on the fun, and later face off in a Mascot Challenge to see who could raise the most money for WAFF.
A big thank you to all of our partners, including:
- The Salvation Army
- The Washington Post
- Monumental Sports and Entertainment
- American Gas Association
- Washington Harbour
- National Energy and Utility Affordability Coalition
- Edison Electric Institute
- WGL Energy
- Miller Pipeline
- Leftwich LLC
- Washington Gas Light Federal Credit Union
- Precision Pipeline Solutions
- Williams Meter
- Henkels & McCoy
- G.S. Proctor & Associates, Inc.
- Teamsters Local 96
- Skoda Contracting
- EN Engineering
- Miller’s Office Products
- Curran & Connors
About the Washington Area Fuel Fund:
Washington Gas created the Washington Area Fuel Fund (WAFF) in 1983 in conjunction with The Salvation Army as its signature philanthropic program. 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.