The BackStoppers is providing assistance to two police officers who have contracted COVID-19.  Both officers serve with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and have been in the ICU for more than two weeks with the illness.  Each receives assistance in the amount of $10,000 to aid with expenses and medical bills.

“This pandemic has placed a heavy burden on us all – especially our first responders who are serving on the front lines every day,” said Chief Ron Battelle, executive director of The BackStoppers.  “This assistance will help them as they continue to recover from this life-threatening virus. These families and all first responders continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.”

Your donations to BackStoppers honor our region’s first responders who daily put themselves in harm’s way for the safety of the community.  Please consider showing your gratitude to these public servants by making a gift to BackStoppers today.

Your support makes an impact on the lives of the approximately 80 families with 70 children we serve.  Donations allow us to provide health, dental, and vision insurance, reimburse for all out-of-pocket medical expenses, assist with tuition and other education expenses, and more.

It is because of our generous members and supporters that we are able to provide $2 million on average annually to the families of fallen and catastrophically injured heroes.  Thank you for your continued support!

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