Operation Ward 57

Rating: 4.9 stars   40 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: PO Box 80055 Seattle WA 98108 USA

Mission: Support wounded, injured and ill service members, veterans, their caregivers and those that aid in their recovery by providing assistance and outreach in their recovery, comfort and morale, and through advocacy, education and promotion of their circumstances.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
Write a Review

More Info

EIN 61-1521946
253-534-8779
Invite people to share their experience with this nonprofit!

Promote This Nonprofit

GreatNonprofits badges allow you to raise awareness of your favorite nonprofits on your own web sites!

Review this charity on
GreatNonprofits

Community Reviews

Rating: 5 stars  

I am a disabled veteran and single father. Due to an old student loan being paid from my disability before informing me i fell into a hole that just being late on rent within the month had me facing eviction. I literally was at whits end when I was told about Operationward57. After making contact and filling out the application. They were able to help make an impossible situation, hopeful and helped when others are income based and disqualifying. Eternally greatful!!!

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 1 stars  

I'm not excited about how this organization is operated. After reading their 990, I don't think that they do much. I see a lot of events but no real programs that help veterans. Sure there are donations going to the hospital for wounded, but so do hundreds of charities. Not really impressed and can't imagine if corporations actually gave them millions to spend.

Was this review helpful? 

We are very sorry that you feel this way. Based on the other 38- 5 star reviews on here we would think you would have a sense of the avenues in which we help including the listing of all of our programs on our website at http://www.operationward57.org/programs/. You are always welcome to contact our team to discuss any of your concerns about the 990 or how the financials are handled at info@operationward57.org. In 2013 approx 90% went to support the programs of OPW57.

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I am a huge supporter of Operation Ward 57. I've seen what they do for our wounded warriors personally. A friend of mine was wounded in Afghanistan leaving him with constant pain in one of his legs. He tried everything possible but the pain just wouldn't go away. His mom and I talked as did he and I about amputation as I am an amputee (not war related) who made the choice to become so after 3 years of infection and pain. In the end my friend decided it was the best choice for him as well and OPW57 helped me make sure that he got a care package which lifted his spirits quite a bit. I've been to events with warriors helped my OPW57 and find this to be a top nonprofit in my books!

Was this review helpful? 
1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

Operation Ward 57 is an outstanding organization which continues to go above and beyond to help our Wounded Warriors and their families. I am very proud to support them in everything they do day in and day out. I wear my OPW57 bracelet with pride every single day. I also wear my T-shirt and hoodie with pride and gladly talk about the amazing work being done by OPW57 with everyone who stops to ask me about it. I've had the opportunity to meet several of the wounded warriors that this organization helps and have seen firsthand how they've been helped. The members of the staff are all incredible people with the biggest hearts you'll ever meet. They truly care and believe that our Wounded Warriors deserve all of the help and support they can possibly get. Although I, myself, am not a veteran I am an amputee and the people connected to OPW57 have even gone out of their way to support me which i try to repay by showing as much support for them and what they do as possible. You won't come across a greater group of people anywhere. Their compassion, respect and love for what they do is unparalleled. It is a very special organization which will always have my full support!

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

My husband was wounded in Iraq in 2004/2005 and when he got out of the Army his conditions kept worsening. He became unable to work anymore about 3 years ago and we have barely been surviving on my income alone. Appliance replacements and medical expenses have begun to drown us financially and put us behind on laying bills. The payment on our electric, gas and phone bill really helped us start recovering from the financial bind we were stuck in. Thank you so much for everything yall do to help veterans and their families make it through difficult times!

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

I am a disabled veteran, residing in a rooming house. My income is limited and I am also a student. Operation 57 sent a $150 eGift Card to use at Walmart or Sams Club, The gift came at a perfect time and it will provide a Thanksgiving meal for my family and I. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!!!

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

Operation Ward 57 is an Amazing Organization! We were in need of a vehicle repair which was over $400 and all we had was just that amount in which that would've left us without groceries, gas(until the end of the month) and a Meal for our Thanksgiving dinner. So I reached out to the Organization and they approved us to have our repairs done, but since we already had took our last to pay for the repair they sent us two Walmart gift cards via email totaling $400. It was such a Huge Blessing to our Family. We Truly appreciate all of the help and support that we gave received from them. Such an Awesome & Amazing Organization! Thank You Operation Ward 57!

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

I just want to say how grateful I am of this Non-profit program for helping my husband and I this month. They were able to send us a grant to pay for our child's daycare costs. My husband is currently being treated for his PTSD away from home and its been difficult for me to handle everything all on my own. From the bottom of my heart I want to say thank you and GOD BLESS.

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

I've been lending a hand for many years now, since my own return from Iraq (2006-07) (including an all expense paid tour of a small town named Fallujah).

The service they provide in mentoring badly wounded vets, amputees, is CRITICAL in those first weeks, first 30 days in coping with truly life-changing events. Beyond what they offer the wounded Vet, they are THERE, in every meaningful way, for the spouses, mothers, and other family of critically injured folks who could be your own son, husband, brother, cousin, or .. daughter, wife, mother, sister.

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

After returning from a deployment, finding a new job has been more difficult than anticipated. I have been out of work for almost two months and was looking for an organization that assists with some basic living needs. Operation Ward 57 came through for my family when I fell upon hard times. They were very quick to respond and fill a need. Even though my request was submitted close to the weekend, Ms. Hamilton replied extremely fast with a decision to help. Most would wait until the weekday, but not Ms. Hamilton. Thank you for your kindness!

Was this review helpful? 
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I was introduced to Operation Ward 57 from another wife of a wounded warrior - my husband has been in the Army 19 years and is in the MED Board Process - we had a few financial challenges as some changes were made to Tuition Assistance that effected us over 3 plus months and our vehicle needed tires - with our allotted money having to be redirected the bottom fell out of our already tight finances - this very stressed out wife lost her footing and Operation Ward 57 met me where I needed them - they sent a payment to cover our electric and water bill - and continued to reach out to other resources to see if we could get some additional relief - just knowing the electricity and water will continue allows me to focus on trying to juggle the rest of this family of sixes daily needs - God Bless Operation Ward 57 - thank you for treating us so kindly during a time when we do not feel great about the situation we find ourselves in - I have a hard time talking finances with my husband with his health situation, so it all falls on my shoulders - it was a breath of fresh air to have someone to reach out to who's actions make me feel like family trying to help!

Was this review helpful?