I wanted to take a second and thank everyone for all of the love and support you have all shown us over the last three years. It is only because of passionate people like all of you that we will ever have a chance to wipe out this horrible epidemic of human trafficking that has swept over our country and the world.
I also wanted to take a second and thank our team of investigators for being so kind as to donate their time and resources without ever asking for anything in return. It is very important to me that everyone who follows us and supports us fully understands what we do, who we are, and the sacrifices and risks that our investigative team takes on every day.
While there are other organizations that claim to do human trafficking investigations , claim to do victim recoveries, claim their people are highly trained, and ask you to donate money please know that Anti-Predator Project is the only legally licensed, IRS recognized 501(c)3, private investigative agency in the United States. It is also very important that everyone know our staff is highly trained in what we do. Our investigative team is comprised of individuals that are former law enforcement, military special operations, and security professionals. In order to work as a member of our investigative team you must also undergo a very intense background screening to ensure they are of the high moral standard we require. Our team is very skilled and could demand a very high price for their skill set in the private sector and would be completely justified in doing so; however they donate their time, skills, resources, and in many cases their own money to helping the victims and families we serve. Aside from being so gracious with their time and resources they are also often times in harm’s way. Our investigators have had weapons pulled on them, they have gone undercover with pimps, gangsters, and drug cartels, and had their lives and their families lives threatened and yet they don’t quit, give up, or say I can’t do this.
I was inspired to write this after reading about several large charities that pay multimillion dollar salaries, take expensive business trips, fly on private planes and give very little back to those that they are supposed to be helping. However, these charities continue to raise millions and millions of dollars every year while smaller organizations who give absolutely everything we have back to those we serve continue to struggle. While the men and women of Anti-Predator Project have donated over $500,000.00 worth of time, resources, and money to help the families we serve we have raised less than $3,000 in the last 4 years.
For those of you who have donated to Anti-Predator Project let me say thank you very much as I can promise your money went directly to help someone in need. I know that times are tight and most families in today world do not have an extra $5 or $10 just lying around. During this election time I know everyone has politicians and other large nonprofits begging for your money every day. While I would encourage you to consider donating your hard-earned money to Ant-Predator Project because I can assure you that it will go directly back into helping someone in need and not to the pocket of a CEO so he can take an overpriced business trip on his private plane or to the pocket of some politician who will make empty promises; I cannot tell you where to spend your hard-earned money. However, I encourage you to donate whatever you can to a cause your passionate about. There are a lot of small nonprofits in this country that do very good work and provide real services to people in need. Before donating do your research and make sure that the charity you’re considering is a recognized charity by the IRS and that your donation is tax-deductible. Check websites like Guidstar to see how the charity you’re considering spends their money. You work very hard for your money so make sure it is actually going to be used for something that you’re passionate about no matter what cause that might be. In closing I want to thank all of you for your support and encourage you to go out and make a difference in the world either by donating your time, your money, or your resources. Do what you can to make the world a better place because I can assure you that everyone here at Anti-Predator Project will keep working every day to do the same.