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Current Statistics

Founded in 1959

501(c)3 organization, Tax ID 43-6032561

Managed by a 30-person Board of Directors (board members are not compensated)

Serviced by an executive director (Col. Ron Battelle, retired Chief of Police, St. Louis County), and office staff of four.

Funded by
Membership – 2,250
Donations – Individual and Corporate
Fundraisers held on our behalf

Currently supports 82 families with 66 dependent children
Has supported 161 families since 1959
(includes catastrophic injury payments)

Coverage Area:
13 counties in Missouri; 5 counties in Illinois

Membership dues per year (calendar year basis)Ffighters
$150 Individual
$250 Family
$500 Community Partner
$1,000 Bronze
$2,500 Silver
$5,000 Gold
$10,000 Platinum

2015 Assistance to families $1,289,772

2015 Membership Dues total $699,846