Axes Gives Back: Responder Rescue

“Helping those who help us.” 

Axes is a small, locally owned and operated physical therapy company serving our communities in the Greater St. Louis Missouri and Illinois area. We’re fortunate to be able to offer our services at 20 locations, with the mission to help as many people as possible. Our profession is all about helping others and giving back. Through the service of physical and occupational therapy, we give our patients’ their livelihoods, lifestyles, and abilities back. Since giving back is the fundamental reason that our organization exists, it was important to the ownership and staff of Axes Physical Therapy to make sure that we are doing all that we can to give back to the communities we love.

In early 2022, Axes launched the Axes Physical Therapy Foundation to take our giving to the next level. Each month, Axes partners with a local, staff nominated charitable organizations to donate food, goods, clothes, and funds through our “Wear Jeans, Change Lives” initiative. Employees of Axes contribute to a St. Louis area charitable cause by automatic payroll deduction, this money goes into the Axes Foundation, and our employees get to wear jeans to work on Fridays. With these moneys, Axes supported Childrens’ Medical Mission West in January ’24, Stray Rescue of St. Louis in February ’24,The BackStoppers, Inc  in March ’24, the Autism Foundation in April ’24, and Dream Builders 4 Equity in May ’24. Now, for June ’24, Axes is supporting Responder Rescue!

For the month of June, Axes is excited to partner with Responder Rescue, an impactful organization dedicated to supporting first responders in the St. Louis area. Their mission is to provide assistance—emotional, tangible, or monetary—to firefighters, police officers, and emergency medical technicians who have been injured, become ill, or experienced a traumatic situation after all other resources have been exhausted.

Responder Rescue takes a comprehensive approach to supporting first responders and their families. Through their initiatives, they aim to offer aid and relief, fostering a community of support for those who put their lives on the line. Here are some key areas where Responder Rescue makes a significant impact:

Rescue Assistance Programs:

Responder Rescue provides crucial aid to first responders facing physical, emotional, or financial challenges. This support ensures that those who protect the community receive the help they need when they need it most.

Community Engagement:

The organization hosts various events and fundraisers to engage the community and raise awareness about the needs of first responders. These events foster community spirit and support for those who serve.

Financial Support:

Responder Rescue offers financial assistance for medical bills, living expenses, and other urgent needs. This support helps first responders focus on their recovery without the added stress of financial burdens.

The dedication of Responder Rescue to supporting first responders aligns with Axes’ commitment to community service and empowerment. Axes is proud to treat a great number of first responders in the Greater St. Louis area. We believe in the power of support and relief, and we’re thrilled to be able to further support our first responders with Responder Rescue – even outside the clinic.

Axes Physical Therapy is deeply rooted in the Greater St. Louis community. With 20 locations, we are proud to offer comprehensive physical and occupational therapy services with a mission to empower individuals to live their best lives. At the core of our practice is the belief that giving back is not just an option—it’s a responsibility. This is why we continually seek out opportunities to support local organizations that share our commitment to community, equity, and transformation.

Join us at Axes in supporting Responder Rescue throughout the month of June. Your contributions can make a real difference, whether through donations, volunteering, or spreading awareness about the incredible work this organization does. Together, we can build a stronger, more supportive community where first responders receive the recognition and assistance they deserve.

Thank you for being part of our journey to support Responder Rescue. With your help, we can ensure that those who protect us are never left without support.

Helping you is what we do… and we love doing it.

Learn more about Responder Rescue at Responder Rescue.