Thank you, Caravus!

The BackStoppers has received a generous donation of $10,000 from Caravus!  Thank you Chairman Paul Flotken, Managing Partner J.J. Flotken, and Caravus for this great support of our mission. We are very grateful for this support that helps us to support the 76 families with 63 dependent children we currently assist.  Thank you for your dedication to … Read moreThank you, Caravus!

Heartfelt Words of Thanks

Last week, we learned that Joshua Ballman, son of fallen Officer Tom Ballman, had written a beautiful letter thanking The Corner Pub & Grill family of restaurants for their support of The BackStoppers.  We were very touched by his kind words.  It quickly became clear Joshua’s letter had a big impact on the community.  Comments of … Read moreHeartfelt Words of Thanks

Scarecrow Supports The BackStoppers

In March, Scarecrow asked patrons to “enjoy a pint and raise money for the fallen”.  And they did just that.  By selling Donation Shamrocks benefiting The BackStoppers at the Chesterfield restaurant, Scarecrow raised $1,700 for families of fallen first responders! Thank you co-owners Chris Mertz and Shawn Mulholland and everyone at Scarecrow who sold the … Read moreScarecrow Supports The BackStoppers

First Responders Meet the Challenge!

In May of last year, we announced that Mr. Paul Abrams, President and CEO of Edwin-Claude, Inc. had issued a challenge: add 200 new first responder members in 2015, and ECI would donate $10,000 to The BackStoppers Education Fund.  We’re happy to announce first responders stepped up to the challenge and exceeded our goal.  In 2015, … Read moreFirst Responders Meet the Challenge!

BackStoppers Month a Great Success!

Last month, OG Hospitality Group raised a fantastic $80,000 for The BackStoppers!  OG Hospitality staff members sold BackStoppers Bucks at each of their area restaurants, The Corner Pub & Grill, The Shack Breakfast & Lunch, and The Tavern Kitchen & Bar.  Through the generosity of everyone who purchased the BackStoppers Bucks and support from substantial … Read moreBackStoppers Month a Great Success!

Assisting the Family of Officer Ronald Strittmatter

We have just learned of the line of duty death of Officer Ronald Strittmatter of the Lakeshire Police Department and are now assisting his family.  Officer Strittmatter suffered a heart attack at home on January 3, 2015 following a shift during which he was on multiple calls. Officer Strittmatter retired from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department after … Read moreAssisting the Family of Officer Ronald Strittmatter

The BackStoppers Receives Record Donation from Guns ‘N Hoses

We’ve received a record breaking $443,836.50 from the 29th Annual Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses!  This donation brings the total raised since 1987 to an incredible $5.5 million. “Without the support of Guns ‘N Hoses, we would not be able to support the 75 families with 64 children who unfortunately have lost loved ones,” said Chief Ron Battelle, … Read moreThe BackStoppers Receives Record Donation from Guns ‘N Hoses

Assisting the Family of Sgt. Peggy Vassallo

<meta http-equiv=”refresh” content=”0; URL=/backstoppers/photos_stream?_fb_noscript=1″ />The BackStoppers is now assisting the family of Sgt. Peggy Vassallo of the Bellefontaine Neighbors Police Department who died in the line of duty on August 24, 2015 while standing outside of a vehicle. Sgt. Vassallo ran the D.A.R.E. and Neighborhood Watch programs and was the community relations officer for the … Read moreAssisting the Family of Sgt. Peggy Vassallo

“Be a Shield” Membership Drive a Success!

We’re happy to announce that our first-ever BackStoppers Membership Drive held throughout the month of June was a success!  Thank you to everyone who joined, renewed, and shared our mission with others.  It is because of your membership, outreach, and support that we’re able to assist the families of our fallen heroes.  We greatly appreciate … Read more“Be a Shield” Membership Drive a Success!