BackStoppers provides greatly needed ongoing financial assistance to the spouses and dependent children of police officers and firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Families of these fallen heroes are assisted with a variety of financial concerns, including mortgage payments, healthcare costs, tuition, and a variety of other expenses. Without this aid, many of these families would not be able to carry on with their goals and dreams after losing the support and leadership of the family members taken from them before their time. This great organization has supported over 180 families since beginning its mission in 1959 and provides approximately $2.5 million in assistance annually.
WWBH is privileged to help support and advance the BackStoppers mission in the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan Area. In addition to being a Sustaining Partner of BackStoppers, our firm also contributes to a variety of events to raise awareness of the organization and engage the local community. For example, to kick off the Holiday Season, our firm is a Grand Sponsor of the annual Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses event. This event, which has been held annually on Thanksgiving Eve since 1987, features first responders from the area competing in professional boxing and MMA bouts, with the proceeds donated to BackStoppers.
We are honored to support Backstoppers and look forward to other opportunities to give back to our community as we work to create deeper relationships with those we serve.