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Answer Deputy Gardner’s Call to Action!

Deputy Larry Gardner, Monroe County IL Sheriff's Department

Deputy Larry Gardner, Monroe County IL Sheriff’s Department

Deputy Larry Gardner with the Monroe County IL Sheriff’s Department has supported our mission for over a decade with the Monroe County BackStoppers.  Then, during last year’s first-ever BackStoppers Member Drive, Larry joined.  He didn’t stop there.  He took to social media calling on friends, family, co-workers, and his community to support BackStoppers through a gift of membership, to Become a BackStopper.

We asked Deputy Gardner to talk about his dedication to our cause.  It’s fitting that he immediately thought of his local group, the Monroe County BackStoppers, and their commitment to our mission that shows in the annual Trivia Nights and other BackStoppers events.  Read what Deputy Larry Gardner has to say about his decision to join The BackStoppers:

I have been involved with the BackStoppers organization for a little over 12 years.  Some of our Officers, Firefighters, Medics, and spouses formed the Monroe County BackStoppers.  Our committee works hard annually to raise money for BackStoppers.  To date, we have raised just over $234,000.00.

Even with the great success of our efforts, I felt a need to do more.  During last year’s membership drive, I became a member of The BackStoppers.  I think it is so important to support this great organization, knowing if something happens to me in the line of duty, they will be there to take care of my family.

I have worked closely with their staff for the last 12 years and can’t say enough about their passion for this organization.  I guess their passion has infected me.

So this year please consider becoming a member of the BackStoppers.  I did and you can too!

Deputy Larry Gardner
Monroe County IL Sheriff’s Dept.
Proud BackStopper’s Member

We’re very fortunate to be supported by dedicated and proud members such as Deputy Gardner and the Monroe County BackStoppers.  The membership funds we receive help us provide about $1.5 million in assistance annually.  When you become a BackStopper, you know you are playing a part in supporting families who’ve lost a loved one in the line of duty.  This year, we have begun providing assistance to the families of three fallen heroes and have provided assistance to two officers catastrophically injured in the line of duty.  Joining, renewing, and calling your friends and family to action helps us in our cause.

Join this week during the final days of our Member Drive to help us care for 80 families of fallen heroes with 66 dependent children.  Answer Deputy Larry Gardner’s call to action; become a BackStopper today.  He did and you can, too!

Monroe County BackStoppers

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2nd Annual Member Drive Starts Today

Our 2nd Annual Membership Drive is here! The drive begins September 15th and runs through October 15th, 2016. Join or renew now and your membership is valid for the remainder of 2016 and all of 2017. We’ve introduced new items or increased the benefits for each and every level.  Plus, we’re offering a special opportunity to Platinum members.

Member Drive 2016

This year, we began assisting four new families, increasing the total number of families we assist to 79.  Now is the time to help.  Your membership helps fund our assistance with such things as mortgage payments, health insurance, tuition, and more.  You can support our 2nd Annual Member Drive, help us continue our mission, and honor our community’s first responders by joining or renewing today.

We are very grateful for your support.  Thank you for your dedication to our cause!

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First Responders Meet the Challenge!

President and CEO of Edwin Claude, Inc. Paul Abrams presents the ECI First Responder Membership Challenge donation of $10,000 to BackStoppers Board Member Chief (Ret.) Jerry Lee, Executive Director Chief (Ret.) Ron Battelle, and President Mike Shanahan, Jr.

President and CEO of Edwin-Claude, Inc. Paul Abrams presents a $10,000 donation for the Education Fund from the ECI First Responder Membership Challenge to BackStoppers Board Member Chief (Ret.) Jerry Lee, Executive Director Chief (Ret.) Ron Battelle, and President Mike Shanahan, Jr.

In May of last year, we announced that Mr. Paul Abrams, President and CEO of Edwin-Claude, Inc. had issued a challenge: add 200 new first responder members in 2015, and ECI would donate $10,000 to The BackStoppers Education Fund.  We’re happy to announce first responders stepped up to the challenge and exceeded our goal.  In 2015, we added over 230 new first responder members!

The BackStoppers would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who made this possible.  Thank you to each and every first responder who became a member last year.  Thank you everyone who helped us spread the word about the Challenge.  Thank you Edwin-Claude, Inc. and Paul Abrams for your great support of our mission and the Education Fund, and for your work to increase awareness of The BackStoppers in our coverage area.

This wonderful support helps us to continue our mission, and we are very grateful.

Read about the BackStoppers Education Fund.

 

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“Be a Shield” Membership Drive a Success!

We’re happy to announce that our first-ever BackStoppers Membership Drive held throughout the month of June was a success!  Thank you to everyone who joined, renewed, and shared our mission with others.  It is because of your membership, outreach, and support that we’re able to assist the families of our fallen heroes.  We greatly appreciate your support as we continue toward our goal of 3,000 total members by the end of 2016.  We know with your help, we can get there!

ECIThe Edwin-Claude, Inc. First Responder Membership Challenge is still going on!  Mr. Paul Abrams and Edwin-Claude, Inc. have issued a challenge: if we add 200 new first responder members by the end of the year, ECI will donate $10,000 to The BackStoppers Education Fund. We look forward to the challenge and adding these new first responder members, and we thank Paul and Edwin-Claude, Inc. for their generosity and commitment to our mission.

Learn more about becoming a BackStopper here.

We asked BackStoppers supporters to share our mission, posts, and news stories on social media during our June Membership Drive, and we cannot thank you enough for the outpouring of support we saw. Your outreach speaks volumes of your commitment to our mission. Thank you for your dedication! Thank you for helping us to help the families of our fallen heroes.

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Be a Shield!

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Announcing the first-ever BackStoppers Membership Drive!

Beginning on June 1st, we are kicking off our first-ever BackStoppers Membership Drive. The membership drive will take place throughout the month of June, and we’re excited to make this an annual event! There are currently just over 2,000 BackStoppers members. We’ve set a modest goal of increasing membership to 3,000 members by the end of 2016.

ECIWe’re also very pleased to announce the Edwin-Claude, Inc. First Responder Membership Challenge. Mr. Paul Abrams, President and CEO of Edwin-Claude, Inc., has been a great BackStoppers supporter and member for many years. Paul has issued a challenge: if we add 200 new first responder members by the end of the year, ECI will donate $10,000 to The BackStoppers Education Fund. We look forward to the challenge and adding these new first responder members, and we thank Paul and Edwin-Claude, Inc. for their generosity and commitment to our mission.

Read all about our membership drive, who are members are, and the benefits of membership here.

We thank you for your help in spreading the word, raising awareness of our mission and membership drive, and supporting our cause of helping the families of our fallen heroes. In 2014, The BackStoppers provided nearly $1.4 million in assistance to the families we serve. Membership dues totaled almost $600,000. We are so grateful for this generous support. It is this dedication to our mission that helps us to continue to assist the families we serve.

Become a BackStopper today!

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