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Invisible Angels 5013C

aka Invisible Angels   |   Washington, DC   |  https://www.invisbleangels.org
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Invisible Angels 5013C

EIN: 87-2729721


Mission

Invisible Angels provides air rescue and transportation for survivors of human trafficking.

Ruling year info

2022

Director

Edward Greenfield

Main address

1741 Q St NW Apt C

Washington, DC 20009 USA

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EIN

87-2729721

Subject area info

Freedom from slavery

Travelers' aid

Paratransit

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Ethnic and racial groups

Economically disadvantaged people

At-risk youth

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NTEE code info

Transportation (Free or Subsidized) (P52)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Invisible Angels offers air rescue and recovery services to human trafficking survivors using our 6-passenger aircraft for on-demand transportation. When trafficking survivors are rescued, either by law enforcement or rescue organizations, they need immediate safe, discreet transportation to residential rescue facilities or safe houses. These destinations are and need to be, very far away from the point of rescue for the survivor’s safety. Using private aircraft allows greater control over security, getting in and out quickly, often picking up a survivor and getting underway and to safety within 10 minutes. This is a free service to the trafficking victim, law enforcement, and any other rescue organization.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Aviation Program

The aviation program provides air transportation to survivors of human trafficking. Invisible Angels works with human trafficking rescue organizations to facilitate the removal of survivors from the trafficking environment. We make air transportation available to deliver them to a rehabilitation facility, a safe house for trafficking victims, to get medical attention, attend legal appointments, or if it is safe, to take them home. We offer these transport services free of charge. Being that most of the survivors do not have any form of identification or financial resources, transportation via commercial services is not possible due to numerous reasons. Invisible Angels may also offer air transportation services to survivors’ family members to facilitate reunification.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Invisible Angels provides immediate air rescue and transport to victims of human trafficking.
There is no cost.
Fast, flexible rescue. Working side by side with our affiliate rescue organizations, such as Heritage of Hope, Life Recaptured, Created of Tampa and Selah Freedom, Invisible Angels will serve as the primary air transport for identified victims who need immediate rescue from harm’s way as well as air transport to other, medical locations, safe houses, rehabilitation facilities, or even home. Invisible Angels can also provide transportation for the parents and family members of victims at no cost. Once victims are identified by our affiliate rescue organizations, Invisible Angels can provide rescue within 24 hours. Invisible Angels was founded with a simple vision: To provide air transport/rescue to victims and survivors of human trafficking.

In most cases, survivors lack identification, making commercial air travel nearly impossible. Additionally, survivors are often not in a condition to navigate large commercial airports and complex flights after escaping such trauma, not to mention the financial constraints they face. With our own aircraft, Invisible Angels provides fast, flexible transport accessing smaller airports in discrete, often more convenient locations. Invisible Angels is a Part 135 Direct Air Carrier that has complete safety and operational oversight from the FAA. The Invisible Angels operation is held to the highest safety standards possible. We are currently an all-volunteer organization and 100% donor-funded.

Along with providing rescue and recovery transportation by air Invisible Angels also provides support to survivors in residential rescue facilities through our local relationships with Tommy Hilfiger, Brooks Brothers, Nautica, and Lucky Brand clothing stores. Sadly, when survivors are picked up for transport, they often have nothing but the clothes they are wearing at the time. Invisible Angels receives monthly donations of brand-new returned items from these stores, which are sorely needed, and then distributed to local residential rescue facilities such as Selah Freedom, Selah Place, Heritage of Hope, Life Recaptured, and Created of Tampa. Providing survivors with brand-new clothes from these well-known clothing lines provides a small but needed sense of relief and belonging during the survivor’s residential healing process.
As we grow our air transport services, the future vision for Invisible Angels is to provide mentorship services to survivors after they graduate from residential recovery programs. Providing life skills as well as educational coaching to foster survivors past the rescue and recovery stage to career and life growth in whatever area they choose.
We are seeking funding to cover the operational expenses, as well as to provide necessary assistance to the victims we rescue.

Within 24 to 48 hours of the initial rescue request, an Invisible Angels aircraft can be anywhere within a 1,000-mile radius of Tampa, providing immediate air transport to human trafficking survivors.
Invisible Angels provides all the logistics and travel. We gather all the pertinent information about the requested transport. Survivor’s clothing size and weight and any medical, or other information, we need to know about. We select the safest and closest (usually smaller) airports possible, allowing for seamless travel. We arrange flight times, pick up and drop off times, and arrange for food and snacks for the flight. We also provide each survivor with a backpack containing toiletries, a journal, a bible, and a few days of brand-new clothes. Usually, the backpacks are the first thing the survivors can call their own in quite a while. Sadly, trafficking survivors usually have no belongings with them when rescued.

Once the travel arrangements are secured, an advocate from one of the rescue organizations we work with travels with the survivor the entire way. The advocate and the survivor have been in contact before, so it is not a surprise to the survivor. Usually, Invisible Angels have flown with the advocates before and already has an established relationship. This provides a safe comfortable environment for what could be a very stressful trip. Invisible Angels does not fly alone with a survivor at any time.

Since 2021, Invisible Angels has completed multiple rescue and transport flights. Sadly, there is an alarming statistic; Nearly 75% of Human Trafficking is facilitated by family members. Last spring Invisible Angels received a call from the Department of Homeland Security. They had just made multiple arrests in a child pornography case. The Agent stated:
“The father & the boy’s teacher will never see the light of day again. We need your help. We have an 8-year-old boy, who was put into a child pornography ring by his father. We can’t get him back to his mother in Tampa. We have an agent with him in Knoxville. Can you pick up the mother in Tampa, bring her to Knoxville, and then take them back home to Tampa? Is this something you can do?”
By 3:30 the next afternoon, the young boy was back home in Tampa with his mother, just a few days before Mother’s Day. DHS was overjoyed. The Special Agent commented, “We had no idea how we were going to get him back home.”
Sadly, this is just one of our rescue stories. Please see our videos of our other rescues at invisibleangels.org

Every year 17,000 children are trafficked in the U.S. The problem is, once identified and rescued, there are few ways to get victims out of a trafficking situation quickly, and silently and get them to safety. Our mission is carried out by partnering with rescue organizations such as Selah Freedom, Selah Place, Created Women of Tampa, Heritage of Hope, Bochy’s, and Life Recaptured. We also work directly with local and Federal law enforcement agencies. We have a legislative office in Washington, D.C. while our base of operations is in Tampa, Florida.

Financials

Invisible Angels 5013C

Financial data

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Invisible Angels 5013C

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $25,000
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $58,000
Expenses
Program Services $0
Administration $6,000
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $52,000

Invisible Angels 5013C

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $375,000
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $5,000

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Director

Edward Greenfield

There are no officers, directors or key employees recorded for this organization

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Invisible Angels 5013C

Board of directors
as of 05/24/2024
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Board of directors data
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Board chair

Edward Greenfield

Invisible Angels

Term: 2022 - 2026

Nicolas Posada

POSAV Aviation

Hil O'Herlihy

Annapolis City P.D.

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Disability

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