Operation Ward 57 has served the veteran and wounded warrior community for many years. When we first started, the mission was to assist and support the veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. With the withdrawal from Afghanistan, the mission must adapt and evolve.
One of Operation Ward 57’s most successful programs was the Honor and Courage Program, led by Heather Sliwinski. Heather’s efforts have assisted and supported thousands of veterans, as many of you know. We are very excited to announce that The Honor and Courage Foundation is now registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization where it will honor the legacies while giving hope and healing to those still in the fight.
After much reflection, we have decided to close our doors and pass the baton to the Honor and Courage Foundation to take flight and continue the mission.
We are confident that you will find that the Honor and Courage Foundation will take the mission into the future and will continue to support our veterans, wounded warriors, and caregivers for many years to come.
One of the first things that The Honor and Courage Foundation will be continuing and launching is the Adopt a Family Program that OPW57 has run for many years to spread Christmas Cheer to veteran and Gold Star Families in need. The applications are live on the website for both families and sponsors, and this year, Vietnam Veterans will be permitted to apply, so sponsors can send some Christmas Cheer their way.
Please visit their website and social media pages to learn more:
It has been a pleasure assisting all of you over the years, so although it is sad to see this chapter closed, we are very excited about the wonderful things to come.
The Honor and Courage Foundation will continue to advocate for and support our veterans and wounded, because as we know, For the Wounded, the Fight Never Ends.
Join Abigail Cole Racing and Operation Ward 57 this Thanksgiving to support our Veteran families by placing a warm hearty meal on their table. This is our way to give THANKS to those whom have served. If you are local to Orting or Auburn, WA we will be partnering with Abigail Cole Racing to also accept in person donations of canned goods and supplies. Contact us to arrange drop off! What to Include in Your Kit: Disposable Foil...
As seen on Fox News! Join Operation Ward 57, Stephen "Bones" Reid and Spartan Races to help raise funds for essential Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for first responders and all our medical personnel in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Note: Spartan codes...
APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN 10/1 AND PAIRING WILL BEGIN ON 11/1 Our goal is to help wounded warrior military families and gold star families in need with Christmas and Hanukkah presents for their children, along with a grocery gift card or prepaid Visa gift card for...
DONATE NOW! CLICK HERE! Operation Ward 57 is competing in the Na Koa Wounded Warrior Regatta on Oahu in August 2019! We need your help to make this happen! With your support we can help make dreams come true and provide an opportunity for these wounded...
There are many ways you can be active in supporting Operation Ward 57 and wounded soldiers. There are many ways that you can become involved and contribute including purchasing an official Operation Ward 57 shirt, join our social networks and share us with family and friends, and to volunteer with us.
Warrior & Caregiver Support
We offer morale and comfort items, visit patients, deliver dvds and video games, serve the needs of families and children, offer storage and supplies, and service animal support.
Honor & Courage
The Honor & Courage Hotline is available 24/7 to any era Veteran, service member, family member or caregiver as well as all Law Enforcement Officers, Fire Fighters and First Responders.
Active duty service members who work on the ward, have volunteered, or served as a combat medic and then deploy, are provided substantial care packages.
OPW57 creates morale and spirit boosting events and gifts for patients, families and staff with the support of your donations and shop purchases.
Visit Our Shop
The following are some of our best-selling items in the shop. You can help us support wounded veterans and their families by purchasing items from our shop and/or donating.