Spotlight Supporters: Monroe County

The BackStoppers serves 18 counties in Missouri and Illinois. Because the region served by BackStoppers extends beyond St. Louis, we rely on groups of supporters who volunteer their time to help raise awareness of and funds for our mission in the outlying counties of our coverage area. These groups, called Outlying County Supporter Groups, are … Read moreSpotlight Supporters: Monroe County

A Lineage of Public Service

On April 30, 1977, St. Louis County Police Officer James Reifschneider was conducting a traffic stop when he was struck by a motorist and killed, leaving behind his wife, Sue Reifschneider, and their three children.  The BackStoppers immediately began assisting the Reifschneider family.  Now, more than 40 years later, the family’s heritage of honor is … Read moreA Lineage of Public Service

Metro West Remembers Chief Silvernail

Metro West Firefighters continue to remember and honor Chief Jim Silvernail who passed away on April 25, 2018. In his honor the Firefighters have created a helmet and window decal that display each of the departments with which Chief Silvernail served; Creve Coeur Fire Protection District, Metro West Fire Protection District, and Mehlville Fire Protection … Read moreMetro West Remembers Chief Silvernail

We Honor and Remember: Fire Chief (Ret.) Jim Silvernail

    We honor and remember Fire Chief (Ret.) Jim Silvernail  and his remarkable dedication to the families we serve. Chief Silvernail served on the BackStoppers Board of Directors, as a Family Friend, and as an Event Representative. His commitment to the mission of BackStoppers will forever be imbedded in our hearts. His legacy will … Read moreWe Honor and Remember: Fire Chief (Ret.) Jim Silvernail

History in the Making: Guns ‘N Hoses 2017

Guns ‘N Hoses has once again broken a record in their 31-year history, raising $700,000 for BackStoppers! Since 1987, Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses has contributed $6.8 million to the BackStoppers mission. These staggering numbers are not possible without the help and dedication of those that work all year round to make this event such a … Read moreHistory in the Making: Guns ‘N Hoses 2017

Spirit of St. Louis Ends Strong

The Spirit of St. Louis Campaign has officially concluded with a lucky winner! Since November, the community has come together in the spirit of giving and has supported the mission of BackStoppers, Variety the Children’s Charity, and St. Louis Area Foodbank. A $10 donation to any of the three charities was entered into a drawing … Read moreSpirit of St. Louis Ends Strong

From a Competitive Training Program to a Fulfilling Career

You met Whitney Neal, daughter of St. Louis County Police Detective Willie Neal, Jr., EOW 1/29/97, last year. When Whitney was featured in the June 2016 issue of The BackStoppers newsletter, she was enrolled in a competitive Pathologists’ Assistant program and looking ahead to her dream career. Since then, Whitney has completed the program, passed … Read moreFrom a Competitive Training Program to a Fulfilling Career

Becoming a BackStopper at Ameren

Our friends at the Ameren Corporation are encouraging their employees to support our mission by becoming BackStoppers. The company is organizing an internal campaign whose goal is to generate BackStoppers memberships. We were honored to attend the launch of the Ameren Member Drive, where passing employees could learn more about what it means to become a … Read moreBecoming a BackStopper at Ameren