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FirefightersThe BackStoppers General Fund

Donations to The BackStoppers help us provide immediate and life-long support to the 82 families with 66 dependent children we currently assist.

We provide approximately $1,500,000 in support each year paying off the debt a family has at the time of a death in the line of duty, providing health insurance and tuition, reimbursing for out-of-pocket medical expenses, and more.  We rely on the generous support of our donors to fund this assistance to fallen heroes’ families.

Your Donation

DonateIt is very important to us to maximize the assistance we’re able to provide.  We have a small staff of five employees.  The BackStoppers Board members are not compensated.  In 2015, 86.4% of our budget was spent on the assistance we provide, and 13.6% was spent on administrative expenses.  We are committed to the families we support and the donors who make our assistance possible.

Your donation helps families who have lost a loved one.  Each contribution helps to alleviate the burdens of families affected by tragedy.  We are so very grateful for donations of any amount.

Donate Today

Donate online or download the donation form to mail to

The BackStoppers, Inc.
PO Box 795168
Saint Louis, MO 63179-0700

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Your donation helps us to continue our cause of assisting the families of our fallen and catastrophically injured heroes, and we are very grateful.  Thank you for your support of our mission!