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Operation Ward 57

Operation Ward 57

Operation Ward 57

“For the wounded the fight never ends”
PO Box 80055
Seattle, WA 98108

Mission: Support wounded service members, their families & those that aid in the recovery by providing items that the assist in recovery, maintenance & morale of hospital environment & through advocacy, education and promotion of their circumstance.

Our services are provided nationwide to all branches and include those still active-duty, retired or veterans of OIF/OEF/OND.

Programs include:

Operation Ward 57 Shirts and Morale Items

Supply of adapted (for amputee) and non-adapted T-shirts, hoodies, beanies, blankets, flashlight, pocket tools and morale items for patients, family members, staff and VIPs delivered a weekly to patients by volunteers.

Patient visits

This is a difficult and painful time. We welcome in a respectful and low-key manner, new & current patients & family members in their rooms, giving them a welcome kit of items and any other items they request.

DVD & Video Game Library

Hundreds of top movies in DVD format are available for patients and family members. New personal DVD players and full-service DVD players are also available for patient and family member use. The newest games in multiple formats, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation and the gaming systems to play them on are available for patients and family members to use in their rooms.

Family Room & Children’s Play Area

Constant supply of new toys, art supplies, board games, CDs, and furniture are available for children and families.

Holiday Cheer

Holidays can be particularly difficult for patients who are unable to leave the wards. OPW57 created morale and spirit boosting events and gifts for patients and staff. With your support we have been able to provide live music directly on the board, flowers, hot catered meals, gift bag, baskets and more throughout the year.

Honor & Courage

To provide continuous support to wounded Heroes in and out of the hospital. Additional support provided to advocacy, education and promotion of their circumstances. A team of fellow wounded veterans who have healed from physical injuries and have learned to cope with PTSD themselves will be available as caseworkers to offer much-needed support, compassion and motivation to those who are currently struggling with the injuries both seen and unseen.

Off-site programs:

Deployment support

Active duty service members who work on the ward, have volunteered, or served as a combat medic and then deployed, are not forgotten. Substantial care packages are sent not only for the staff, but also for them to give to others, allowing them to continue to personally provide morale and spirit boosting help for their fellow soldiers. In addition we provide homecoming and appointment parties and activities to help ease the transition.

Concerts & Events

Operation Ward 57 arranges excursion to be events and concerts in the local area as well as around the country. These events often feature a meet-n-greet with the artists and a special seating area. Event support also provided to wounded warrior units. Past events include 3 Doors Down, Allison chains, Collective Soul, Rodney Atkins, Mixed Martial Arts competitions, comedy shows, sporting events and family-friendly event such as Disney On Ice. If a wounded warrior wants to attend the show anywhere in the country, we arrange entrance for them (subject to availability).

Special Grants

One-time cash grants are made to individuals for extenuating circumstances to provide quality of life.