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December 2, 2021

We are Now Assisting the Family of Det. Antonio Valentine

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We are now assisting the family of Det. Antonio Valentine of the St. Louis County Police Department who died in the line of duty on December 1, 2021 as a result of injuries sustained from a vehicle crash. He leaves behind his children. We are holding the […]
September 11, 2020

BackStoppers Giving Day Outcome and 61st Anniversary

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What began as a $15,000 goal for the very first BackStoppers Giving Day ended with a total of $80,847 raised! The success of this virtual day of giving was met because of the dedication from our supporters, the generosity of donors who pledged matches and […]
August 30, 2020

Sending Our Prayers to STLMPD Officers

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Our deepest prayers are extended to the two St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Officers who were shot last night while performing their duties. "Our thoughts and prayers reside with these two St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Officers who faced a great danger while serving and protecting our community." […]
April 6, 2020

Give STL Day 2020 Begins!

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The BackStoppers is participating in Give STL 2020! Give STL Day, hosted by the St. Louis Community Foundation, is a 24-hour, online day-of-giving event, designed to ignite the spirit of giving across the region.  Since 2015, over $13,000 has been raised for our mission through […]
January 31, 2020

BackStopper Month is Back!

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OG Hospitality Group Presents BackStopper Month BackStopper Month presented by OG Hospitality Group is back for it's 12th year! Beginning February 1st through the entire month of February, customers that dine at any Shack Breakfast and Lunch, The Corner Pub and Grill and The Tavern Kitchen […]
August 24, 2019

Assisting the Family of Trooper Nicholas Hopkins

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The BackStoppers is now assisting the family of Trooper Nicholas J. Hopkins of the Illinois State Police, District 11 who was shot and killed in the line of duty while serving a warrant on August 23, 2019. Trooper Hopkins was  33 years old. He served with […]
January 7, 2019

Spotlight Supporters: Monroe County

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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, […]
December 27, 2018

A Lineage of Public Service

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Officer James ReifschneiderSt. Louis County Police Dept.EOW 4/30/1977 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 […]
May 1, 2018

Metro West Remembers Chief Silvernail

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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 […]
April 26, 2018

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

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    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 […]