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For almost 175 years, Washington Gas has been part of the tightly woven fabric that makes up the DMV. From luaus to thingamajigs, our volunteers have been active across our Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia communities. We loved meeting so many of our incredible neighbors and are very proud of our dedicated employees. Here are just a few highlights from July events.
Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Picnic
The Charlotte Hall Veterans Home has been proud to “serve those who served” since 1985. In July, the Washington Gas Women’s Leadership Network coordinated volunteers for a fun-filled picnic, complete with Hawaiian shirts, grass skirts and luau-themed barbeque foods. It was an honor to spend a fun day of companionship and appreciation with these incredible veterans.
YMCA Thingamajig® Invention Convention
The YMCA Thingamajig Convention inspires children to utilize their creativity and strategic thinking skills as they learn, play and become inspired. In non-pandemic years, the event welcomes more than 7,000 children across all Y facilities. Washington Gas has been a proud sponsor for more than 15 years, including this year’s event hosted at YAlexandria in Alexandria, Virginia. Our employees helped to guide the children through a busy day of STEM-based activities in science, technology, engineering and math.
Homeruns for Horton’s Kids
Home Runs for Horton’s Kids is a family-friendly night at Nationals Park that supports Horton’s Kids and the children of Wellington Park. Volunteers from Washington Gas spent the evening at the stadium to support this annual event which ensures that all students graduate from high school and are ready to excel in college, careers and life. Home Runs for Horton’s Kids has already raised more than $650,000.
Latin American Youth Center Food Distribution
In late July, volunteers coordinated through Washington Gas Community Engagement assisted the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) in Maryland. The group distributed approximately 250 mixed bags of fresh produce, meats, juices, bread and shelf-stable items, as well as household items such as light bulbs, clothes, shoes, toys and binders. Many thanks to the Capital Area Food Bank, Prince George's County Food Equality Council and Giant for their generous donations.