July 7, 2020

Assisting the Family of Lt./Fire Marshal Ronald W. Wehlage, Jr.

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The BackStoppers is now assisting the family of Lt./Fire Marshal Ronald W. Wehlage, Jr., EOW 6/30/20. Lt./Fire Marshal Ronald W. Wehlage, Jr. of the DeSoto Rural Fire Protection District suffered a fatal heart attack at home following his shift during which he completed a medical run. Lt./Fire […]
June 24, 2020

Spotlight Supporters: Franklin County

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For over a decade a strong group of volunteers have dedicated their time and energy raising awareness and support. The Franklin County BackStoppers supporter group is integral to the growth of our cause, and we are honored to share with you their efforts. With a population […]
June 24, 2020

Officer Tenorio

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You have probably seen Officer Tenorio directing traffic on his motorcycle, interacting with St. Louisans and letting awe inspired kids sit on his decked-out motorcycle during parades. Last June, Downtown St. Louis became a sea of blue as thousands gathered in celebration of the St. […]
June 24, 2020

Jamelah’s Story

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When we watch a movie or television show we see it with seamless shots and edits. We often leave the viewing with the performances of the actors as the main takeaway, but what we normally do not see is everything behind the scenes that makes that finished […]
June 24, 2020

Collin’s Championship

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Collin Grass’ football jersey is stitched with the number 27, the same number his father, Firefighter David Grass, Jr., EOW 7/8/09, wore when he claimed a football championship during his senior year of high school. Collin was only nine years old when his father died […]
June 19, 2020

Julie and Zillah

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Julie Weinhold Lueck has found her passion of bringing peace to people with her four-legged partner, Zillah. She models the heart of service that was also shared with her husband, Sgt. Richard Weinhold of the St. Louis County Police Department, EOW 10/31/00. This desire to comfort […]
June 19, 2020

From Our Executive Director

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The first responder community has faced many challenges and dangers this season. Serving and protecting our community remains top priority and comes with daily sacrifices and risks. We are grateful to the EMS workers, law enforcement officers and firefighters who have given up valuable time […]
June 3, 2020

Assistance to the Family of Capt. (Ret.) David Dorn

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BackStoppers has provided $50,000 in assistance to the family of St. Louis Metropolitan Police Capt. (Ret.) David Dorn who was shot and killed on June 2, 2020 after responding to an alarm at the pawn shop where he served as a security guard. Capt. (Ret.) Dorn […]
May 8, 2020

Record-Breaking Give STL Day Total!

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We are thrilled to announce that our Give STL Day total, including two matching gifts and a St. Louis Community Foundation Power Hour prize, is $32,738! This record-breaking total could not have been possible without your generosity and dedication to our mission. Our community of […]
April 22, 2020

Give STL Day Update!

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A very generous anonymous donor has pledged a Give STL Day donation match of up to $10,000! At the conclusion of Give STL Day on May 7th, the donor will match the final total up to $10,000. We are beyond grateful for this incredible support […]

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