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The Doug Behme Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing assistance and opportunities to those who have been affected by burn injuries, as well as to their children and their families.

The Doug Behme Foundation was established in 2017 in loving memory of John Douglas “Doug” Behme. 

On April 6, 2016 Doug was injured in a work-related accident. He spent 24 days in the Burn Center at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri before he joined his Lord and Savior on April 29, 2016. During the time spent at Mercy, Doug’s family received an overwhelming amount of love, support, and assistance from friends, co-workers, church family, members of several communities, and complete strangers. Because of this outpouring of generosity and the impact it had on Doug's family, our mission is to support others affected by burn injuries, as well as their families and to let them know that "It'll Be Okay."

Our Board

Leann Eckhardt, President

Angie Behme, Vice President

Ashley Eckhardt, Secretary

Alicia Strohmeier, Treasurer


Since 2017 we have: 

  • Provided overnight bags with blankets, toiletries, phone charges and other items to family members staying with loved ones at Mercy Burn Center, St. Louis, Missouri

  • Provided assistance to patients at Mercy Burn Center and/or their family members to enable their care and recovery

  • Provided Christmas gifts for a burn survivor and family 

  • Contributed to the purchase of pressure garments for burn survivors

  • Contributed to a scholarship fund to assist burn survivors with higher and continuing education

  • Contributed to Camp I Am Me & Midwest Burn Camp (camps for children who have experienced severe burn injuries) 

  • Contributed to IFSA Family Day (an opportunity for burn survivors to socialize with other burn survivors)

  • Contributed to Mercy Burn Foundation (offers programs and services that enhance patient care)