Mercury One makes history once again because of your kindness

For the last several weeks, Glenn has been asking his audience to consider donating to the Mercury One Children and Family Border Relief Fund. On radio this morning, Glenn announced that the fund had raised more than $600,000 thus far, with much of that money coming in the last couple of days. This marks Mercury One’s second largest non disaster related fundraising effort, and Glenn thanked those who had chosen to give.

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“We got word yesterday that in the last, what, five days, the Mercury One donations have completely reversed themselves. People are starting to wake up and say, ‘Wait a minute,’” Glenn said. “I got word yesterday that Mercury One has raised over $600,000 dollars [for the Children and Family Border Relief Fund].”

“It was the most other than the Chris Kyle fundraiser,” Pat added. “But other than that, it was the largest donation of any non-disaster relief we’ve done.”

Earlier this week, Glenn explained he has read countless emails and comments from fans who both support and oppose the position he has taken on the border crisis. As he has reiterated several times, amnesty is not an option. But completely ignoring the humanitarian crisis we currently face is not an option either.

With that in mind, Glenn has proposed a simple theory: Let the government handle the “border crisis,” while the American people handle the “humanitarian crisis.” The government must enforce the laws, and expedite the process of sending these people home. But President Obama would not need to request $3.7 billion from Congress, if private charity stepped in to take care of clothing, feeding, and providing the most basic necessities for these people while they are here.

Glenn is going to the border town of McAllen, Texas next week to help Mercury One unload the tractor trailers full of supplies it has accumulated. Mercury One has been in close contact with local churches and charities to ensure it is providing what is most needed – whether it be a hot meal or stuffed animal.

While Glenn admits it has been difficult for him to reconcile many of things that are happening in this country today, he knows in his heart that this is the right position to take.

“If you look at, you know, what Jesus is telling us to do. He says: Love your enemy. Love those who despise you. Whew. I haven’t practiced that my whole life. I’m new to this thing,” Glenn concluded. “I don’t know about you, but I’m having a really hard time trying to follow that example. But that’s the example we’re supposed to follow.”

You can learn more about the Children and Family Border Relief Fund and the other funds Mercury One has set up HERE.

  • Toby

    “Let the government handle the “border crisis,” while the American people handle the “humanitarian crisis.”
    Entirely support the latter, but in what universe does the former happen? This is a “forever” problem now.

  • Lucas Forde

    Ok Glenn be part of the problem not the solution.

  • Anonymous

    $600,000 for plane tickets to ship them back to their home country ! Great idea.
    ( If only)

  • Anonymous

    Use that money to hire buses to drop them over the border!

  • Joseph Hamilton

    Revelations 22:10-12!!!

  • Joseph Hamilton

    Read Zechariah in the O.T. Whenever the word “Judah” is used, think
    “USA” instead. Seriously, our present and future start making some
    sense.

  • Anonymous

    I refuse to let someone, Glenn Beck OR Obama, manipulate me because of my soft heart. Most of the illegal border crossings happen because our government permits it. It is happening on purpose. For the GOP, it is cheap labor. For the Dems, it is votes. We the people, we get to pay for them with our taxes. No more, enough is enough. What we need now is a good course in tough love. It works.

  • Tony

    Sorry Glenn. You are wrong on this. The more we take care of ILLEGALS, the more will come. You are playing into BO’s plan.

  • Anonymous

    I donated today. Glad to help Glenn help the less fortunate children at the border! I know that if my child were in another country, even if it was temporarily without resources, I would hope that someone would be charitable to him until his situation could be resolved.

  • gregg

    GB SUCKS. Rahm Emanuel said never let a crisis go to waste. GB uses “children” as an excuse to take advantage of this phony crisis. GB has 300 employees but HE has to go to CONFORM & the BORDER to keep the spotlight on HIM. The spotlight must always be on HIM. Keep your ass in the studio & do your radio & TV programs like you promise viewers & listeners & Sponsors! IT’S FOR THE CHILDREN…NO, IT’S FOR GLENN BECK! Pope Glenn…Glenn Christ…Jesus Beck…Jim Jones, all aboard for a one-way ticket to Guyana! Give me one of those fake tears, GB.

  • Anonymous

    And how would your child be in another country? Without resources? Find out how these thousands of children got to the US border and then maybe you’ll open your eyes. They certainly weren’t sent there by their parents willingly.

  • Anonymous

    Good for Glenn. Right or wrong to the rest of us, $600,000 worth of people agreed with his cause

  • Anonymous

    How about raising money for the people of Chicago who are living under the thumb of gang violence, poverty and misery?

  • Texas John

    Sorry Glenn, you seem to be trying really hard to lose me. If I’m a parent that sells my kid(s) on the belief that they will have a better life, and they do, what’s to stop the continuation of the problem? Stop the madness.

  • BlueMN

    “But President Obama would not need to request $3.7 billion from Congress, if private charity stepped in to take care of clothing, feeding, and providing the most basic necessities for these people while they are here.”

    They can’t, or won’t (see 90% of comments above), take care of this, that’s why you can’t depend on private charity at times like this.

  • Jennifer M Smith

    It is never wrong to do the right thing. Treating people with love and compassion is the right thing, even when those people are doing wrong. Kuddos Glenn and Mercury One. Keep on doing the right thing.

  • Anonymous

    The solution is christian run ophanages in these children’s home coumtries. Clearly these families are desperate and we can’t just push them to the other side of the border and wall it up. We can send them home and meet their immediate needs while educating them. Orphanages in their own countries honors their heritage, promotes international relations and fullfills our christian responsabilities. For the pragmatics, they will also cost much less to run wih out our governments over regulation. Let’s get to it people. :)

  • 1Chiye

    Remember this by Paul Harvey in 1978 called:

    ‘So God Made a Farmer’ Speech’

    And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, “I need a caretaker.” So God made a farmer.

    God said, “I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, milk cows, and work all day in the fields, milk cows again, eat supper and then go to town and stay past midnight at a meeting of the school board.” So God made a farmer.

    “I need somebody with arms strong enough to rustle a calf and yet gentle enough to deliver his own grandchild. Somebody to call hogs, tame cantankerous machinery, come home hungry, have to wait lunch until his wife’s done feeding visiting ladies and tell the ladies to be sure and come back real soon — and mean it.” So God made a farmer.

    God said, “I need somebody willing to sit up all night with a newborn colt. And watch it die. Then dry his eyes and say, ‘Maybe next year.’ I need somebody who can shape an ax handle from a persimmon sprout, shoe a horse with a hunk of car tire, who can make harness out of haywire, feed sacks and shoe scraps. And who, planting time and harvest season, will finish his forty-hour week by Tuesday noon, then, pain’n from ‘tractor back,’ put in another seventy-two hours.” So God made a farmer.

    God had to have somebody willing to ride the ruts at double speed to get the hay in ahead of the rain clouds and yet stop in mid-field and race to help when he sees the first smoke from a neighbor’s place. So God made a farmer.

    God said, “I need somebody strong enough to clear trees and heave bails, yet gentle enough to tame lambs and wean pigs and tend the pink-combed pullets, who will stop his mower for an hour to splint the broken leg of a meadow lark. It had to be somebody who’d plow deep and straight and not cut corners. Somebody to seed, weed, feed, breed and rake and disc and plow and plant and tie the fleece and strain the milk and replenish the self-feeder and finish a hard week’s work with a five-mile drive to church.

    “Somebody who’d bale a family together with the soft strong bonds of sharing, who would laugh and then sigh, and then reply, with smiling eyes, when his son says he wants to spend his life ‘doing what dad does.’” So God made a farmer.

    I believe Glenn is a farmer & am willing to be a farmer too & hope that others will want to be a farmer when they “GROW UP”!

  • 1Chiye

    Remember this by Paul Harvey in 1978 called:

    ‘So God Made a Farmer’ Speech’

    And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, “I need a caretaker.” So God made a farmer.

    God said, “I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, milk cows, and work all day in the fields, milk cows again, eat supper and then go to town and stay past midnight at a meeting of the school board.” So God made a farmer.

    “I need somebody with arms strong enough to rustle a calf and yet gentle enough to deliver his own grandchild. Somebody to call hogs, tame cantankerous machinery, come home hungry, have to wait lunch until his wife’s done feeding visiting ladies and tell the ladies to be sure and come back real soon — and mean it.” So God made a farmer.

    God said, “I need somebody willing to sit up all night with a newborn colt. And watch it die. Then dry his eyes and say, ‘Maybe next year.’ I need somebody who can shape an ax handle from a persimmon sprout, shoe a horse with a hunk of car tire, who can make harness out of haywire, feed sacks and shoe scraps. And who, planting time and harvest season, will finish his forty-hour week by Tuesday noon, then, pain’n from ‘tractor back,’ put in another seventy-two hours.” So God made a farmer.

    God had to have somebody willing to ride the ruts at double speed to get the hay in ahead of the rain clouds and yet stop in mid-field and race to help when he sees the first smoke from a neighbor’s place. So God made a farmer.

    God said, “I need somebody strong enough to clear trees and heave bails, yet gentle enough to tame lambs and wean pigs and tend the pink-combed pullets, who will stop his mower for an hour to splint the broken leg of a meadow lark. It had to be somebody who’d plow deep and straight and not cut corners. Somebody to seed, weed, feed, breed and rake and disc and plow and plant and tie the fleece and strain the milk and replenish the self-feeder and finish a hard week’s work with a five-mile drive to church.

    “Somebody who’d bale a family together with the soft strong bonds of sharing, who would laugh and then sigh, and then reply, with smiling eyes, when his son says he wants to spend his life ‘doing what dad does.’” So God made a farmer.

    I believe Glenn is a farmer & I’m willing to be a farmer too & hope that others will want to be a farmer when they “GROW UP”!

  • Vickie DHaene

    You are right. Foster Care has failed. We need to return to orphanages. The Church are the best caretakers.

  • Vickie DHaene

    I am righteous. I shall remain righteous.

  • Vickie DHaene

    I miss Paul Harvey’s soothing voice. His matter of fact voice. May he be in Heaven.

  • Feet2Fire

    “But President Obama would not need to request $3.7 billion from
    Congress, if private charity stepped in to take care of clothing,
    feeding, and providing the most basic necessities for these people while
    they are here”
    –HOW NAIVE CAN YOU GET?
    Do you really think they plan to send those INVADERS back home? Already there are ads out by Crittendon (sp?) seeking FOSTER HOMES for those ILLEGAL ALIENS, and the advertised pay is up to $6,000/month!

    Glenn, did you bother to research and educate yourself about this ORCHESTRATED NIGHTMARE before you threw yourself in the midst of it? Are you even aware that there are public documents online where ICE/DHS advertised for “escorts” for 65,000 UNACCOMPANIED MINOR ILLEGAL ALIENS back in January 2014? Do you really think they plan to SEND THESE PEOPLE BACK HOME, after all the work/effort/planning/scheming that has gone into bringing them here? And your “charitable” involvement will only guarantee that MORE ILLEGALS will hop the train and crash our borders.

    This is ill advised. This is not divinely inspired. You are contributing to the GRINDING DOWN OF AMERICA. Wish you would wake up and back off from this lunacy.

  • Feet2Fire

    Naive, gullible do-gooders. Just what the Big -0- was counting on!

    “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”

  • Barbara Wilson

    If we lose our compassion what will set us apart? Although laws are being broken or blatantly ignored I cannot, in good conscience, turn a blind eye to those in need. I support you Glenn. I pray for those who choose not to understand. We need humanitarianism not politicization. It is so sad when we are denegrated for our good deeds. “I will not conform” . God bless you & your family & God bless America, the most exceptional country!

  • Anonymous

    You know I have been thinking about this for a very very long time, and it hurts me to think of children that are suffering, but their parents knew exactly what they were doing and they didn’t care enough to let them be put in the hands of drug trafficers, or put on a train where their lives could be in danger, or the thought of them dying in a 120 degree desert either. I feel that what you are doing Glenn is just feeding into the hands of the left and what they wanted to happen in the first place. We have enough of our own to care for. Frankly I am sick and tired of hearing about Ghandi as well.. you profess to be a Christian, Ghandi was not a Christian. You want to quote someone then you as a Christian should be quoting Jesus Christ the Son of the Living God, He was not just a man he was the incarnate Son of Jehovah God and to put Him in the same category as Ghandi truly makes me ill… You tell how you read scripture all the time, well in Scripture it also says that “if even an angel tells you something other than God’s word it is anathema”. What are you going to do when all these children that are coming across the border “ILLEGALLY” start to cause different illnesses to flourish in our own communities, then what? What about our Border Patrol who are being taken from the border to process all of these children and putting them at risk and their families as well, not to mention the cost to taxpayers just to deal with this “crisis”?
    No thanks I really don’t want any part of this. My son went to Honduras 5 years ago on a missions trip to put in water pipes to a village up in the mountains so the people didn’t have to carry it from the stream in buckets up the hill to their homes.
    The church’s can care for these people coming up from Mexico and Central America through their missions programs. Sorry Glenn you went in the wrong direction this time… Mary S.

  • bucketnutz

    Not a frickin word about this in the MSM ,not surprised. I applaud Glen for doing the Christian thing here but I am putting my money in Ammo.

  • Lo Gitech

    Citizens and Patriots: Always keep in mind that the light of liberty is each of us: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878