August 5, 2019

Catching Up with the Young Friends

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The BackStoppers Development Board is a group of young professionals who engage the next generation of supporters. These young friends of BackStoppers hold fun events that generate a lot of buzz and generous support. In April, the Young Friends took a swing for fundraising at […]
July 29, 2019

“Give it to Me Straight”: Barbara’s Story

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Officer Ryan O’Connor of the Arnold Police Department was shot by a suspect he was transporting. His wife, Barbara O’Connor, relives the tragic events of December 5, 2017. Barbara shares, “Ryan always told me he knew without a doubt that the BackStoppers would rise to the […]
July 19, 2019

Small Supporters Make a Big Difference

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We have seen an incredible response of support from the community this summer, especially from our young supporters. Selling lemonade and refreshments with proceeds benefiting BackStoppers was how these dedicated groups helped our mission.   We would like to thank and recognize the Bialecki Family, the […]
July 12, 2019

We Will Never Forget

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Capt. Jacob "Jake" Ringering Godfrey Fire Protection Dist. EOW 3/5/19 The first half of 2019 brought tragedy to the community when we lost three heroes, Capt. Jacob “Jake” Ringering, EOW 3/5/19, Firefighter Paramedic Chris Moore, EOW 6/8/19, and Officer Michael Langsdorf, EOW 6/23/19. Firefighter/Paramedic Chris Moore Maryland […]
July 8, 2019

Spotlight Supporters: St. Francois County

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The BackStoppers serves 18 counties in Missouri and Illinois. Because our coverage area extends beyond St. Louis, we rely on groups of supporters who volunteer their time in the outlying counties. These Outlying County Supporter Groups are integral to the growth of our cause. We […]
June 24, 2019

Assisting the Family of Officer Michael Langsdorf

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The BackStoppers is now assisting the family of Officer Michael Langsdorf of the North County Police Cooperative who was shot and killed in the line of duty while responding to a call at a business in Wellston on June 23, 2019. Officer Langsdorf was 40 years […]
June 10, 2019

Assisting the Family of Firefighter Paramedic Chris Moore

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The BackStoppers is now assisting the family of Firefighter Paramedic Chris Moore of the Maryland Heights Fire Protection District who died in the line of duty on June 8, 2019 as a result of suffering a medical emergency. Firefighter Paramedic Moore served with the Maryland Heights […]
April 29, 2019

Give STL Day is May 1st!

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The St. Louis Community Foundation presents Give STL Day 2019 on Wednesday, May 1st! Give STL Day is a 24-hour day of online giving for non-profits in the St. Louis area. In 2018, over $2,500 was raised for BackStoppers. This year our goal is to reach […]
March 6, 2019

Assisting the Family of Captain Jacob Ringering

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The BackStoppers is now assisting the family of Captain Jacob "Jake" Ringering of the Godfrey Fire Protection District who died in the line of duty on March 5, 2019. Captain Ringering died as a result of injuries he sustained when a portion of a home collapsed […]
February 13, 2019

Historical Day for Budwesier Guns ‘N Hoses

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One night. One mission. One legendary impact. What an unbelievable record-breaking year for the 32nd year of Budweiser Guns 'N Hoses. This morning, BackStoppers was presented the largest donation in Guns 'N Hoses history with a grand total of $800,000! Guns ‘N Hoses and the […]

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