As reported by Yahoo! News, USPA Nationwide Security continued a tradition of charitable contributions, even during the pandemic, when the CEO was unsure about the fate of his own company. According to Michael Evans, the firm’s longstanding chief executive officer, “The timing [of the pandemic] in 2020 coincided with a Forbes Article about Kingsman. Our calls immediately increased for human trafficking rescues, but funding was a big mystery as nationwide shutdowns had me concerned.” According to Evans, “We decided to forego salaries when the funds were needed to perform a much-needed rescue.”
Kingsman is a division of USPA. Originally, a stand-alone division that was funded by Evans’ and Esposito’s paychecks, it is now a registered 501c3. The nonprofit is supported by a management team at USPA Nationwide Security who work around the clock to locate missing children on 6 continents. The team is complemented by a staff of 5000+ security contractors.
In July 2021, Kingsman were involved in the investigation, locating and rescuing of a 16-year-old girl in South Florida. That rescue was covered by Yahoo! News. According to the article, Kingsman posted a $5,000 reward for information leading to the girl’s safe return. The reward was published on local and national news outlets. Soon after it went live, the leads came pouring in. Evans took to the streets, after a 33-hour investigation, was able to locate the girl who was subsequently brought home.
Currently, Kingsman are assisting women in North Carolina, Washington State, Florida, and Long Island. Sondae Esposito, Kingsman VP, is leading those cases, which range from Domestic Violence to Human Trafficking. “We recently wrapped up an investigation of a missing teen. She was missing for 4 months when I was made aware of the case. I was able to narrow her whereabouts and precisely name the suspect and location within the hour. She was subsequently located and a suspect arrested.”
Kingsman Philanthropic Corp., the official name of the nonprofit, is kicking off a national speaking tour in October. Haley Robson will join Scott Velazquez and Evans to bring attention and education on the important topic of human trafficking to parents, teachers, and teens. Haley is best known for her appearance on the documentary, “Filthy Rich” an expose on Jeffrey Epstein Island, where Robson was first made a victim, before being used by Epstein to recruit other girls. Haley brings real inside information for parents to hear, firsthand, on how to recognize the signs of a potential runaway or a girl already being trafficked. Velazquez is a retired detective from the NYPD/FBI Human Trafficking Task Force. He is an integral part of the investigation and intelligence unit within Kingsman. Scott led more than 1000 investigations and rescues in 13 years of his 20+ year police career.
For 15 years of USPA’s 16-year existence, all of the services provided by the Kingsman were funded by USPA Nationwide Security profits. The Vice President of USPA, Dan Manning, related, “When someone does business with USPA, they are, in essence, saving the life of a girl somewhere. We literally use half of every dollar to that end – and there’s no shortage of women who need our service right now.”