Visit Camp WAFF: Open through February 2024 – And help keep your neighbors warm this winter!

Everyone doesn’t have a dream home.

Did you know that more than 1 in 5 people in the D.C. metropolitan area live below the poverty line. Throughout our area, there are many families who will need to choose between food and other essentials rather than heat this winter.

How can you help? Donate to the Washington Area Fuel Fund through the Salvation Army. WAFF supports energy solutions that make life go! Cooking, bathing, heating a home, and washing clothes are all necessities that require fuel. A small donation can help an individual or family propel their lives forward. And 100% of WAFF donations go directly to those in need. Since 1983, WAFF has distributed nearly $33 million and helped more than 300,000 individuals and nearly 100,000 households across D.C., Maryland, and Virginia pay their energy bills during times of hardship—no matter the fuel source, e.g., natural gas, propane gas, electricity, oil, coal, wood, kerosene, etc. To learn more, visit

All donations to the Washington Area Fuel Fund/Salvation Army are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Make plans to support the Washington Area Fuel Fund at upcoming events at The Wharf, D.C.’s most exciting waterfront neighborhood, as a part of our “Spread Warmth” campaign, including:

  • Camp WAFF: Open Through February 2024
    Complete with a wood-burning fire, a vintage Airstream trailer serves up everything you need for the ultimate s’more – marshmallows, chocolate, graham crackers, and roasting sticks. Guests can also donate to the Washington Area Fuel Fund to help their neighbors in need heat their homes this winter when they make their purchase.

To give help, or to get help with your energy bill, visit


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