We 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.

Quoted from – http://www.operationward57.org/about/mission-statement/

History of Operation Ward 57

Walter Reed Army Medical CenterWalter Reed and Ward 57
Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) in Washington DC was the first stop for many of America’s returning wounded service members from Iraq and Afghanistan. Known as “the amputee ward”, the orthopedic Ward 57 at WRAMC housed some of the most severely injured patients for weeks or even months. The painful sacrifice of losing one or more limbs continues to be the new battle these service members and their families now fight.
Operation Ward 57
Operation Ward 57 is a direct way for individuals and companies to show their support and raise funds for these courageous men and women who have given so much and deserve more. This is a grass-roots, volunteer effort. Each person who buys a T-shirt, not only shows their support, but directly contributes to items for the Ward, patients, family members and staff.