Operation Ward 57

By: Emily King, Jake Merritt, and Kelly Bilello

What is operation ward 57?

  • Supports wounded soldiers

  • Non-profit organization

  • Help people who were wounded in 9/11

  • They give gifts to those who were wounded to make them feel comfortable

  • They provide assistance for their recovery

  • They provide public support

  • The provide education

  • They provide moral support

  • Patient visits (if injured people are in the hospital)

Who is supporting operation ward 57?

Luke Sliwinski

  • 13 years old

  • Wanted to be a young marines since he was 4

  • 2 days after he was 8 he joined the young marines

  • He is a sergeant

  • His dream is to serve the nation in the marines

Luke spends his time motivating our wounded Heroes by making frequent trips to Walter Reed Military Hospital, encouraging them with messages of support.

Justin Gindhart

  • Deployed with the army on a 14 month tour in Iraq.

  • While in Iraq he saw combat action and on December 20th, 2007 his convoy was hit, and a friend and platoon mate lost his legs.

  • He was able to get help in time, and with the help of groups like Honor and Courage was able to get through the darkest time in his life.

  • Justin hopes to use his own experiences to help other veterans get through the recovery process.

  • He has one thing to say to our wounded warriors, “you are not alone.”

Irene Whiteside

  • Has an extensive background in many different walks of life

  • Has worked in high offices in government,

  • But she is most passionate about serving veterans and their needs as a case worker and Veteran’s advocate,

  • Especially since her daughter serves in the US Army National Guard.

What do people send to operation ward 57?


  • Candy

  • Fruit Breezes

  • Twizzlers


  • Toothbrushes

  • Toothpaste

  • Floss

  • Mouthwash


  • Gatorade

  • Powdered Drink Mixes

  • Tea Mixes (sweet)

FOOD (including dry goods, snacks)

  • Oatmeal (instant)

  • Bars

  • Girl Scout Cookies

  • Granola Bars

  • Pop-Tarts

  • Cereal (in small boxes)

  • Gum


  • Playing Cards

  • Board Games

  • Checkers (travel size)

  • Chess (travel size)


  • Crossword Puzzles

  • CD Fanny Packs


  • Books (novels, short stories)

  • Newspapers (local)

  • Magazine

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Work Cited

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"SupportOurTroops.org - Your Place to Connect, Support and Donate."SupportOurTroops.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 June 2015.

"Philip C." Operation Shoebox RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 June 2015.

"The War of a Wounded Warrior Wife: Operation Ward 57." The War of a Wounded Warrior Wife: Operation Ward 57. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 June 2015.