Mercury One update: $1.6m raised, countless helped in the aftermath of Sandy

Mercury One continues to raise money and aid for those affected by Hurricane Sandy in the New York/New Jersey area. Joe Kerry was on site and reported in on some of the amazing things he saw while in New York.

Joe writes:

We were invited to attend the church service at Pastor Connie’s church.  Her church serves a very poor area of Coney Island where the spiritual and temporal needs are great.  Her church was flooded by Hurricane Sandy and sustained substantial damage.  Although the sewer water was pumped out of the basement in time for the church services the smell was present and powerful.  The church’s heater was also non-operational due to water damage.  But the people were still there in the pews when services began.  They wore their coats, hats and gloves.  Services were going to be shorter so the congregation could organize for the 1pm food distribution activity.

When Pastor Connie arrived at church that morning, Mercury One was already in the parking lot waiting for arrival.  We spoke to her about the great work she and her church were doing and we presented her with a $100,000 check so here church could be properly cleaned, mold could be removed, dry wall knocked down and rebuilt. the water heater repaired and rain stained ceiling tile replaced.  We let her know that this money was raised by Glenn Beck and Mercury One from tens-of-thousands of people from across the country.  People that she never met cared about her and her neighborhood.  She was touched beyond words.  Tears streamed down her face as she said ‘thank you’.

These supplies were delivered by 2 men who were inspired by watching The Blaze.  They were sitting in their living rooms watching The Blaze and saw Glenn talking about the Coney Island Church of God–how it was damaged by the storm, how the neighborhood was running short on food, water and hope.  These two men, on their own, arranged for two box trucks to meet them at Costco, where they purchased $50,000 worth of food, blankets, baby formula, fresh bananas, energy bars, water and diapers.  They then found out the location of the church and delivered all these goods to Pastor Connie.  If we want government to do less, we need to do more:

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Excellent, the story of Mercury One’s efforts has been reaching across the web at hyper speed. Keep up the good work everyone.

  • http://youtu.be/ff8jDkOHp3U Sam Fisher

    Beautiful thing to see real people helping people in need that is the United State for you standing with people in need.

  • Anonymous

    I felt led to contribute last week.  I had a stack of cash sitting on my desk that I had reserved to be used however and whenever God needed it.  It’s been growing all summer long.  Then this tragedy hit, and all I could hear in my head was to give it all to Mercury One.  They would make sure that the people would get food and blankets.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/luci.dmari Luci D’Mari

    Glad to be able to help in such a small way. God bless Glenn Beck and all who work with him. God bless America.

  • http://twitter.com/Deepizzaguy George Bernard Vieto

    It is more blessed to give than to receive. 

  • Anonymous

    I feel very happy about this.  Thanks to Mercury One and those who listen to Glenn Beck.  We know what good work Americans do for others when they are in need.   Thank you all again from an American who made a small donation to Mercury One.  I really think one reason things are moving slowly up there is the unions.  I use to live on a barrier island in Florida and the responses were immediate and unbelievable.  The state and the people were just great.  The National Guard protected our homes etc.  The unions are constantly asking “who is going to pay them? , “will they get overtime?”  etc.  The real people just jump in and help and they don’t try to keep others from pitching in too.  Our trash and rugs were piled over 50 feet high for a long time , I cannot even imagine areas with the populations of NYC.  Their destroyed furnishings, destroyed refridgerators carpets and paddings, just everything must be horrendous.  Plus the cold weather also.  Down here it was 97 degrees and it took almost two weeks for electricity for some, but most had it with in 4-5 days.   We all should continue to pray for New York and New Jersey, and also put in there that they should think about their politicians a little more.  Blumberg is unbelievable.  All these liberals pretend they care more,  but, we all care.