Before getting in to how to get involved, here is our
Frequently Asked Questions...once read fill out the form.
I WANT TO WORK WITH the 12 Legions of Angel, DOING RECOVERIES; ARE YOU HIRING?
No. None of 12 Legions of Angels team is paid for their work. The families of the missing children pay for the expenses only. At times we have to help them meet the costs. There are many more children in sexual slavery than we can help at this time. We accept cases based on the probability of success and the availability of resources. We do this in an effort to recover as many children as possible. Many highly qualified individuals offer to accompany the 12 Legions team on recovery missions at no charge. Because of the very real risks involved, few are selected. These risks are not just to the team members, but also to the children themselves. We do everything possible to minimize those risks. All of our team members, no matter their background and qualifications, undergo intensive training under the direction of highly trained individuals. This is necessary to keep the team acting as a unit under all conditions, maximizing the chances of success.
HOW DO the 12 Legions of Angels USE MY DONATED DOLLARS?
As you have probably seen on the 12 Legions website, www.12LegionsofAngels.com, the team has been recovering Missing Persons & children sold into sexual slavery for over 20 years. During this time neither Kelly Townsend nor any of his team members have taken any pay for this. At times they have even contributed financially to make a recovery possible.
12 Legions of Angels is a new non-profit corporation. We have only just started, so there is little that we can provide to you at this time beyond an explanation of our purposes and intentions.
We will be using the money raised to teach parents how to keep their children safer and assist when families can't find the money for the expenses of a recovery. We don't take pay, but we need someone to pay the expenses.
There are many day-to-day expenses, like phone and computer lines. We are covering these with donations as much as possible, but in some cases we have to pay for or reimburse these expenses.
We are in need of office and field equipment, but are trying to have that donated. Absent donations, we have experienced many cases the 12 Legions could not assist on because of a lack of funds, and that is a true tragedy!!!
There are the costs of the investigations. We have a large group of licensed private investigators and other investigative professionals who volunteer their time and expertise. Most of the cost is absorbed by our volunteers as individuals, but we do on occasion need to reimburse larger amounts, such as those paid to informants.
We have spoken to companies that raise funds for charity, but have rejected them because they take too large a percentage.
To date, the only money the 12 Legions of Angels has spent, has been for phone services, and to reimburse a few hundred dollars in expenses.
We feel that the money intended by donors to recover children should go toward that purpose alone, as much as is possible. To date, no one involved with the 12 Legions of Angels, including Kelly, has taken a salary. Our intention is to keep it that way as much as is humanly possible.
We are very conscious of every dollar spent. We are reminded frequently by Kelly who tells the team constantly that each dollar we bring in and hold on to brings us one step closer to bringing home another child.
HOW CAN I DONATE?
The cost of rescuing an abducted child can easily run into hundreds of thousands of dollars. Equipment, information, even bribes have to be paid for, and none of these things come cheap. Training of security personnel can also be expensive. Your donations make it possible for us to increase public awareness about child pornography and sexual slavery, train security professionals so they can be more effective at prevention, or, when all else fails, to seek out and rescue children who have been kidnapped and sold into sexual slavery. There is a secure donation site accepting most forms of payment on the 12 Legion of Angels website, at www.12LegionsofAngels.com
If you prefer to donate by phone call 1(855) 477-8648, or mail a check to:
The 12 Legions of Angels
9221 E. Baseline Road, Bldg A109, Suite# 222
Mesa, AZ. 85209
Your donations make it possible for us to increase public awareness about child pornography and sexual slavery, train security professionals so they can be more effective at prevention, or, when all else fails, to seek out and rescue children who have been kidnapped and sold into sexual slavery.