Donation FAQ

Operation Ward 57 maintains the highest standard for financial responsibility, and we focus on financial ethics, efficiency, and resource maximization.

How will my donation be used?
Your donation will directly benefit service members recovering from amputations and other injuries, illnesses, visible and invisible wounds or Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD and around the country through our programs. Not only will your donation support the patient lifelong, but also their family members who are with them during recovery and the staff who care for them. Operation Ward 57 emphasis on supporting the caregiver as well as our patient is critical to our mission.

In addition to supporting WRNMMC , we provide services to wounded, ill and injured warriors and caregivers around the country.



All items & services are provided free to patients, family members & staff

  • Ward 57 shirts, beanies & warm blankets
  • Weekly patient visits
  • Video game unites & games (XBOX, Wii, Playstation)
  • Service Animal Support
  • DVD movie library & personal movie players
  • Children’s play area & family room items
  • Storage space, supplies, microwaves, nurse break room furnishings
  • Holiday Cheer events & items
  • Celebrity visits
  • Deployment support
  • VIP tickets/artist meet -n-greets to concerts & events
  • Advocacy, information &
  • Special Grants

We have very low overhead and a small committed team of volunteers and independent contractors. We do not spend money on large fundraising campaigns and rely upon Americans to hold fundraisers for us.

Does Operation Ward have annual audits?

Yes. We completed our first audit in 2013. Additionally, our books are handled by a certified bookkeeper and CPA.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Operation Ward 57 is a non-profit organization exempt from federal income taxation under IRC 501(C)3. Donations are tax deductible for United States citizens. For donors outside of the United States, please consult with your tax advisor regarding whether your donation is tax deductible.

Operation Ward 57’s  Tax EIN # is 61-1521956 for donations made beginning after July 2010.

Where I can find detailed financial information?

Charitable organizations are required to file a form of 990 each year. These 990s are posted online at Guidestar receives the 990s from the IRS annually. You may also find this information on our website in the financial section.

Does Operation Ward 57 issue tax receipts?

Yes, all online donations receive a charitable tax receipt for income tax purposes. The tax receipt is sent to you by email whenever possible to avoid administrative and mailing costs. However, if you would prefer that a receipt be mailed to you, this request can be accommodated.

If your donation is made by check or money order through regular mail, a donation letter will be mailed to the you at the address provided or written on the check.

I don’t have much money. Can I still help?

Yes! Even $5.00 can purchase a newer “used” movie for the Wards and $10.00 is the actual cost of the free T-shirt that are in high demand and worn with pride.

Does Operation Ward 57, rent or trade donor information to other agencies?

No! We value your support, and we are committed to protecting your privacy. We will not give or sell your data for any commercial use, or for any use that is not directly linked to our activities or to the use for which you have entered the data. Please see our Donor Bill or Rights and Donor Privacy Policies.

Can I dedicate my donation to someone?

Yes. The easiest way is through our Online Form. You will receive a donation receipt and we can send one to the family or person you are honoring if you provide us their family or friends contact information.

Can I make a donation on the phone if I don’t want to donate online?

Yes, but we do urge you to take advantage of the convenience and security of giving online. You may call us at 253-534-8779 if you would like to donate by credit card via phone. All credit cards are processed through Paypal or and incur a small processing fee.

Where can I mail my donation?

Please mail your donation to: Operation Ward 57 PO Box 80055, Seattle, WA 98108.

Can I make a recurring donation?

Yes. You can set this up through our Online Form.

Please note to cancel recurring donations after they have been set up:

For recurring donations processed through Stripe you must contact us directly at if you wish to edit, change or update your current recurring donation.

If your recurring donation is processed through Paypal you must follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your PayPal account.
  2. Click the Profile next to “Log Out and select Profile and settings.
  3. Click My money.
  4. Click Update beside “Preapproved Payments.”
  5. Select the payment, and then click Cancel.