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 […]
April 16, 2020

BackStoppers Assists two Officers Suffering from COVID-19

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The BackStoppers is providing assistance to two police officers who have contracted COVID-19.  Both officers serve with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and have been in the ICU for more than two weeks with the illness.  Each receives assistance in the amount of $10,000 […]
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 […]
April 2, 2020

Honoring Our Fallen Heroes

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We will never forget those that made the ultimate sacrifice while serving and protecting. We will honor their life and legacy by serving their families. Please watch this scroll, that was to be viewed at our Annual Member Dinner, in remembrance and respect of these […]
March 27, 2020

Riverview Rivalries Come Together to Support BackStoppers

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Another Polive vs. Fire friendly competition took place in February which brought first responders and the community together to support one mission. Riverview Fire Protection District and the Riverview Police Department battled one another in competition for the best chili in town. Droves of people packed […]
March 19, 2020

From the Jansen Family

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Officer Grant Jansen was killed in the line of duty in a single vehicle crash with his K9 partner who was not harmed. Officer Jansen was a 20-year law enforcement veteran. He left behind his expectant wife and son and daughter. His wife, Annette, shares her […]