Backing the Blue Line Inc

A nonprofit organization

$675 raised by 16 donors

68% complete

$1,000 Goal

Backing the Blue Line (BtBL) is a locally founded 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Minnesota dedicated to supporting law enforcement officers and their families.  Law enforcement families live a unique lifestyle. Jennifer Whiteford, the founder of the group, recognized a need for wives to be able to share their experiences with each other.

We support the Minnesota law enforcement community by providing resources and emotional support to law enforcement officers and their families, and serving as a positive voice in the community. Together, we are backing those who represent the thin blue line. 

Mission Statement
Backing the Blue Line unites the power of members and generosity of donors to honor and support Minnesota Law Enforcement officers, wives and families.  We mobilize to provide services, labor and assistance during times of illness or injury and join in 

Vision Statement
Backing the Blue Line's vision is to expand our reach to all Minnesota counties by increasing our supporters, volunteers and means to assist. We want our interactions to drive a high standard for how law enforcement officers and their families are treated during times of crisis and need.

Value Statement
Support those who BACK the blue. Honor those that ARE the blue.

Backing the Blue Line (BtBL) strives to include all law enforcement (LE) families regardless of marriage, religion, gender, race, political affiliation or sexual orientation and does not discriminate across those lines when it comes to who we support and our Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

In addition to supporting LEO families through trials and celebrations, BtBL also offers a forum for law enforcement wives to find and provide hope and support for each other through friendships, networking, discussion, and service. Current committees include Community Engagement, Fallen Officer Memorial Rose, Family Support, Marketing, Membership, Social Events, and Volunteers. 

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Backing the Blue Line Inc

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7900 International Drive Suite 300
Bloomington, Minnesota 55425