Operation Ward 57 provides a great service to our military family. As. Military Brat I appreciate everything they do!
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.
Operation Ward 57 04/28/2015
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. In 2013 approx 90% went to support the programs of OPW57.
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!
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!
Operation Ward 57 helps so many of our veterans and their families... this is the work that our Govt should be doing to take care of our vets...