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Rapid Response, Ongoing Assistance

Within hours of the death of a police officer, firefighter, publicly-funded paramedic or EMT his or her family receives a check for $5,000 from The BackStoppers, with assurance of further help.

Follow-up

  • Assumption of financial obligations (i.e., mortgage payments, automobile payments, credit card debt, loan debt, taxes, insurance, etc.) as funding permits
  • Health and dental insurance, if needed
  • Elementary and secondary educational assistance grades K–12 (per child: $2,000 per year public, $4,000 per year private)
  • College/vocational tuition assistance to spouse/survivors
  • $1,000 payment to spouse at Christmas
  • $1,000 U.S. Savings Bonds to surviving children at Christmas and on birthday up to age 21
  • Miscellaneous assistance as approved by board of directors (i.e., home repairs, unusual medical expenses, etc.)
  • Financial counseling

These benefits are not all-inclusive and the amounts of assistance indicated are guidelines only and can be increased by the Board of Directors based upon need or other circumstances.

 

Putting Your Contributions to Work

Currently, The BackStoppers organization:

  • Pays the family’s mortgage, taxes and insurance
  • Provides the family’s health and dental coverage
  • Supports educational assistance
  • Helps young people attend college