March 13, 2017

Biggest BackStopper Month Yet!

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February is BackStopper Month at the OG Hospitality Group's family of restaurants.  All month long, patrons dining at all The Corner Pub & Grill, The Tavern Kitchen & Bar, and The Shack Breakfast & Lunch locations may purchase BackStopper Bucks to support families of fallen heroes.  This […]
March 10, 2017

Kids’ Art Show raises $1,200!

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We saw some very big smiles on the kids at United Services for Children when they presented The BackStoppers with the funds they raised at their art show.  The kids, ages 3 to 5 years, held an art show featuring their favorite pieces from school.  […]
February 16, 2017

Faces of The BackStoppers

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Faces of The BackStoppers is a moving new video showcasing the families we assist and how your support has impacted their lives.  Help us raise awareness of the need to support the families of fallen heroes by sharing the video today. Thank you for your support!
February 7, 2017

Guns ‘N Hoses Raises $653,000

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Guns 'N Hoses has made the largest donation in its 30-year history, raising $653,000 for The BackStoppers!  In all, Guns 'N Hoses has raised a total $6.1 million since 1987.  We recognize this incredible support is because of a very dedicated team who put in a lot of […]
December 14, 2016

Congratulations, Joe Strehl!

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Joe Strehl, son of fallen hero Det. Stephen Strehl EOW 11/19/93, graduated from the St. Louis County Police Academy last night.  Congratulations, Joe!  We're honored to have been a part of your journey to becoming an officer with the St. Louis County Police Department.  You […]
December 12, 2016

Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 2

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The second issue of The BackStoppers Newsletter has mailed!  Read about three families who've benefited from The BackStoppers' assistance, a local firefighter who's giving back and going pro, and more in Volume 1, Issue 2. We wish to thank Jerry Kiske, Jr and Mulligan Printing, Firefighter Dave Marlo and […]
November 18, 2016

Woodard’s Raffle Even Bigger than Before

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Woodard's Raffle is back!  And it's even bigger than before.  Woodard Cleaning and Restoration's 2016 raffle drawing is this Monday, November 21st.  That means there is not much time left to get your tickets for some of the greatest raffle prizes to be offered in […]
November 2, 2016

Assisting the Family of Deputy Paul Clark

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The BackStoppers is now assisting the family of Deputy Sheriff Paul Clark of the St. Francois County Sheriff's Department who died in the line of duty on July 4, 2016 as a result of injuries sustained months prior.  On October 27, 2015, Deputy Clark's patrol car was struck […]
October 12, 2016

Answer Deputy Gardner’s Call to Action!

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Deputy Larry Gardner, Monroe County IL Sheriff's Department Deputy Larry Gardner with the Monroe County IL Sheriff's Department has supported our mission for over a decade with the Monroe County BackStoppers.  Then, during last year's first-ever BackStoppers Member Drive, Larry joined.  He didn't stop there.  He took to social […]
October 6, 2016

Assisting the Family of Officer Blake Snyder

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The BackStoppers is now assisting the family of Officer Blake Snyder of the St. Louis County Police Department who was shot and killed in the line of duty on October 6, 2016 while responding to a call.  A suspect opened fire on the officer upon his arrival […]