‘This is the week to change the world’: Help Mercury One reach its $1 million goal

On Friday, Glenn shared the remarkable news that the Mercury One Children and Family Border Relief Fund had received over $600,000 in donations. Much of that money was raised through small donations over just a couple of days. Over the weekend, Mercury One brought in another $100,000, bringing the grand total to more than $700,000. On radio this morning, Glenn asked his audience to help Mercury One reach its goal of $1 million.

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As you may have heard, Glenn will be visiting the border town of McAllen, Texas this Saturday, July 19. Politicians like Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) and faith leaders from will join him and Mercury One as they begin to distribute food, clothing, and other items requested by local charities and churches.

“This is an important week. This is a week that, I believe, we can begin to change the world,” Glenn said. “As I set my family down yesterday at the dinner table, I asked if they would join me in fasting and praying this week because I believe this is the beginning of a journey that I have been avoiding and dreading, quite honestly, for quite some time because this is the beginning of the times that will try men’s souls. This is the time where we will decide who we are.”

Perhaps what is most incredible about the money Mercury One has raised over the last several weeks is the way in which the money has come in. Through $5, $10, and $20 donations, Mercury One has now raised over $700,000 dollars.

As Glenn explained, there are a lot of people in his audience – rightfully so – who are angry. In fact, Glenn is angry too. But he believes the American people must offer humanitarian aid while the government takes care of the border crisis it has created.

“There are a ton of people in this audience that are truly angry, and I am too. I join you. I am truly angry at what has happened,” Glenn said. “Our country is being led to destruction, either through incompetence or design. Those in Washington don’t have any answers. They have only solutions that create more problems.”

“[But] I have a goal that we will be able to bring $1 million worth of aid down to the border this week. This aid comes because the churches reached out and said, ‘Help us. Please, somebody help us. We’re overwhelmed,’” he continued. “I love this audience… They are the best people I believe ever gathered together as an audience. They are a group of people that understand that America is not a place. America is a state of mind.”

Learn more about Mercury One HERE.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn,

    I can’t believe that you of all people have drunk the Kool-Aid. If you really want to do some good, use that million dollars to help deport the illegal alien children. By supporting their care, you are only furthering the perception that our borders are wide open for anyone to come, thereby encouraging more illegal alien children to come, putting even more in jeopardy. It’s called tough love.

  • Anonymous

    Well this is how progressives work… attack everyone who doesn’t agree
    with you… label them all as haters and racists … accuse them of
    promoting violence, use their faith against them…good job Glenn. Drill
    it in all day long how self-righteous you are. I’m sure you’ll get the
    message across tonight again with the other usurper, O’Rielly. All of you insiders know exactly how this went down… a well coordinated and planned destruction of our country… an attack on the American people; in collusion with the administration…congress, the media, and church.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn,

    Maybe you should read your own news service, The Blaze:

    “I love this Don Lemon interview with Paul Rodriguez, a comedian and actor,” Pat said on radio this morning. “He obviously just assumed that because he’s of Hispanic origin and an immigrant to this country, he obviously is in favor of all of these people flooding into our country. But not so much.”

    Lemon asked Rodriguez why “we are so divided as country” when it comes to immigration. Rodriguez was quite matter of fact in his response, explaining that there is nothing to be divided over.

    “I don’t think we are divided,” Rodriguez said. “I think America has its heart in the right place. We need to be compassionate. We need to be strong and enforce our laws.”

    He went on to explain that allowing these children to remain in the country without the slightest bit of retribution sends a dangerous message.

    “You know, my heart goes out to the parents that have to traumatize their kids to go through Mexico. They must go through terrible abuse,” he said. “But at the same time, if we accept these children and we don’t repatriate them, it’s only going to send out a clear signal to everyone in Latin America that, if you get to America, you will stay here. And then, if you think those numbers are big now, it’s hard to trust the statistics.”

  • Worldly wise

    I am sure Glenn’s heart is in the right place but his efforts will only encourage more illegals to pour across our border, destroying our country. we cannot cure the world’s ills, especially when those corrupt and incompetent governments do nothing to find their own solutions

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, I truly believe in showing the children passion and care while we resolve the problem,, but I’m very concerned about how many are truly “little children”. I’m hearing reports that their actual number may be considerably smaller than we’ve been told, and that a far larger number are over 14 and mostly MS13/Sinola gang members. Can you find some “reliable” reporting on the actual demographics of those invading us?

  • Debbie

    Glenn STOP asking people for money to fund an “ILLEGAL OPERATION”!!! SHAME ON YOU GLENN. I would not give a penny to this intentionally border crisis!!! They are trying to start a “Civil War” and “Collapse the System!!! You should know better Glenn. You have fallen in the trap of the liberal and progressive agenda!!! I will pray for you Glenn!!!

  • Anonymous

    You won’t get the truth from Glenn on this one. Let’s wait till June 19 and see if Glenn and his gang even reach the border. How about if Glenn gets to that border and the feds have vacated it by sending the kids elsewhere?

  • landofaahs

    Yes, you give and promote Glenn’s empire. Nice.

  • Anonymous

    Ah, but Glenn tells you clearly that he is going to change things this week. Showing compassion to these kids is good if they are truly worthy, but most are gang members and full of diseases to come here and settle down and feed off the taxpayers’ money, while getting better benefits than Americans themselves. It’s like comparing what Obama is doing with helping all those rebels, you know, like the Arab spring etc.

  • Adognamedchili

    Everyone should read the article Breitbart News did last week on Glen and how he is handling his viewers and listeners on this border crisis. They got it right and nailed him for it. He is turning on his audience and pushing this agenda even though I can see most of us know he is wrong! He is hurting the situation at the border and all of us who believe in our laws. and the immigrants that are obeying them!

  • Glenda Price

    This only encourages more invaders to invade us. I am done with Glen Beck, He doesn’t care about our country or our sovereignty. All this time, he was lying to us. I will never hear another word from him. These are welfare breeding free loaders who will soak us dry.

  • Anonymous

    GlennBeck will be flooding FOX tonight with his holier- than- thou- self, with the Usurper O’Rielly, and then again with Hannity, where LouieGohermet will continue his bidding… is Kelly on board too? How about MarkLevin? Time will tell…

    He’s in full attack mode… how very Christian of him.

  • Anonymous

    Aren’t we already supporting these Illegal Alien Invaders with our tax dollars Glenn?

  • Anonymous

    Yes… and with direct foreign aid!

  • Anonymous

    As a professional fund-raiser (not my primary job, but I’ve been doing it for non-profits since ’75), as a lifelong conservative, and as a Christian whom I hope is compassionate, I really appreciate Glenn’s stand on the border. HOWEVER, I do NOT appreciate the artificial goal of setting a dollar-amount and a drop-dead date to try to “guilt” and “motivate” people to contribute. This so much smacks of online political “money bomb” fund-raising tactics, and the increasingly sleazy efforts of big non-profits to “capitalize” on the latest disaster-du-jour to get people to give more than they were already inclined to give.

    Glenn, what I like about Mercury One is how you’ve just invited people to help, and they do. But if you’re going to start being one of “those” guilt-trip fund-raisers, count me out. Instead, I hope you’ll come to your senses and stop acting like a huckstering PAC or like Red Cross/United Way.

    You’re better than that, dude.

    Now please wake up show us who you are, fund-raising wise.

  • Adam Jenson

    Aiding illegal immigrants is a crime ( Federal Immigration and Nationality Act Section 8 USC 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv)(b)(iii) )

  • Anonymous

    The Ugly Face of the NorthAmericanUnion http://batr.org/autonomy/071414.html

  • MNM

    Well, I just became a Blaze un-subscriber. Glenn you disappoint us when you obviously drank the whole pitcher of Kool-Aide. Your efforts only encourage more ILLEGAL activity. You may think your heart is in the right place, but your head is on vacation. Let us know which libtards you will be voting for this Nov so we will know who to vote against.

  • Debbie

    Rex 84: Government Silently Positions for Martial Law as Financial Collapse Arrives in America
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  • WASP

    I’ll fund border napalm drops, thats it. GFY mr Blechhhh

  • war paint

    Beck, you are an idiot. You just lost everyone.

  • Right wing

    Why don’t you fund your ideas with your own money?

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, are you going to be transparent with the funds? What are you purchasing and from who are you purchasing the products? Are you willing to show receipts? What companies are going to benefit from your purchase? Be transparent.

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    Glenn says he is being accused of signalling to Illegals, “America is Open, C’mon in.” Regardless of his words, his actions are saying exactly that. His actions are saying “if you come, I will raise money to feed and entertain you.” This crisis is wholly created by folks violating our borders and laws, and by a president violating our constitution, his oath, and our federal laws passed to defend us from the costs and consequences of illegal invaders. The responsibility is 100% the responsibility of the federal government and its lawless officeholders.

    Is Glenn doing anything, let alone anything of similar magnitude to focus attention on Obama and his regime’s lawlessness? Is Glenn doing anything pertaining to stopping and reversing the flow of these illegal invaders? I think he is not, and until he does he is more a part of the problem than he is a part of a solution.

  • Anonymous

    Believing in the law is necessary for a strong country, but turning a blind eye to people in need because they’ve broken the law is just as bad. I think we should send every kid on the border back to where they came from without exception. You break our laws, you don’t get to stay here. But I’m not going to turn my back on a starving child while they are here. Even prisoners of war and terrorist get fed. Now admittedly, I want us feeding the kids, not some government program. I also don’t want us to have to keep feeding them indefinitely, but we can’t let our government’s blatant incompetence and lawlessness be a license for us to turn our back on people. Two wrongs don’t make a right.

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  • Gabriel

    These kids have more than enough. Why can’t you all understand that?
    It pointless to send them things they don’t need. The Government agencies had all recourses prepared ahead of time.
    If you do some research you’d know that.

  • Vicki

    Glenn, when you meet the type of resistance as many of the commentors here, you can rest assured that you are on the right track. God bless you and open the hearts of others. Those who have eyes, let them see. Those who have ears, let them hear.

  • Debbie

    Sorry that is a false statement!! You don’t enable those that are breaking the LAW!!

  • Debbie

    Very good points!!

  • Debbie

    You don’t sponsor illegal activities period!!! Wake up America!!!

  • Anonymous

    I initially said I was ok with Glenn trying to be charitable to the border kids. Still am. But this new goal of 1 millon dollars may have been ill conceived. You made clear what your intentions were, and those who chose to contibute did and still are. But to keep bringing up, and to this level ? You are flying in the face of many of your fan base..at least it appears to be based on comments here. They have a legitimate point as well. Why rub it in their faces ?! You do know of which people I speak. …the ones who helped you build a network. Bad form. .

  • Donnie St

    He already mentioned on radio this morning that Mitt Romney and Chris Christie are looking good. So those two are definately the ones he will support. My gut is telling me to go with Rand Paul. Might never have another chance to vote a libertarian type in to turn this country around. And if Romney or Christie wins the nomination Hillary would be a sure win.

  • Donnie St

    But he is shutting his eyes and covering his ears to aid and abed criminals.

  • Debbie

    **LEAKED INTEL REPORT: VIOLENCE IN CENTRAL AMERICA NOT PRIMARY FACTOR IN BORDER CRISIS
    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/07/14/Leaked-Intel-Report-Violence-in-Central-America-Likely-Not-Primary-Factor-in-Border-Crisis
    You see Glenn here is another reason you don’t be an enabler!! We have LAWS and they must be upheld!!!

  • Debbie

    ***The Flood of Illegal Aliens: Created for Opportunity
    Read more at http://clashdaily.com/2014/07/flood-illegal-aliens-created-opportunity/#jKG3gpOtFXEvEK6W.99
    You see Glenn here is another reason you don’t be an enabler!! We have LAWS and they must be upheld!!!

  • Debbie

    ***Feds Retreat After Maryland Residents Fight Plan to Dump Illegals
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/07/14/Feds-Retreat-After-Maryland-Residents-Fight-Plan-to-Dump-Illegals-This-Is-Crazy

    You see Glenn here is another reason you don’t be an enabler!! We have LAWS and they must be upheld!!!

  • Debbie

    To Glenn:
    These children don’t need your food, water, or toys. What they need is to go back to their country and STOP BREAKING THE LAW, and aiding the evil agenda of Obama!!. You are aiding and abetting when you give these children things that don’t need, other than the trip back home. You are pandering. Why can’t you get it through your head, if you go to the border and give these items you are inviting more and more and more across the border, and what do you think they will say? “Glenn Beck will give us food, water and toys” This is not compassion on your part, this is “Grandstanding and showing your true colors!! Are you trying to win brownie points from the liberals and progressives? Wake up Glenn!!!

    Matthew 6:1-4:
    Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven. “So when you give to the poor, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be honored by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

    Beck talking about his border charity as told by his own site, The Blaze:

    “Everybody is telling me I’m seeing subscriptions down; I’m seeing Mercury One donations down,” Beck said, growing emotional. “I’m getting violent emails from people who say I’ve ‘betrayed the Republic.’ Whatever. I’ve never taken a position more deadly to my career than this — and I have never, ever taken a position that is more right than this.”

    Like I said, I don’t mind that Beck did. The problem is how he went about it. Beck also went on his radio show to trash conservatives as a whole as looking “like they just want judgment” as opposed to mercy.

    Beck’s fans should expect more from him than this. Rather than put himself above his own for a sanctimonious finger-wagging lecture, Beck should be using his spotlight to explain why his fans feel the way the way they do — even if he disagrees with them.

    Instead he throws them under the bus for the likes of a Joe Scarborough to feast on.

    Had Beck simply done what he thought was right instead of dividing everyone through the public trumpeting of his works and bragging about the “danger” he was putting himself in and harshly judging those who dared disagree with him, everyone, including Beck, would have been better
    served.

    Most importantly, had Beck just gone about doing what he thinks is right as quietly as someone with his profile could, it would have lessened the possibility of his works being used as additional recruiting material for the human traffickers exploiting these poor children.

    Any supporter of Beck should cancel their subscription. You see how he feels about his supporters!! Just throw them under the bus!! Shame on you Glenn!!!

    Mexico made deal to send more illegal aliens to the U.S.
    http://www.examiner.com/article/mexico-made-deal-to-send-more-illegal-aliens-to-the-u-se

  • Debbie

    ***Hundreds of cities fight back against ‘invasion’ Massive ‘surge’ in national protest this week
    Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/07/hundreds-of-cities-fight-back-against-invasion/#IVpH6XelxAToZHDq.99

    When people are breaking the LAW what do you do, you STAND and protects the rights of those that are here Legally. You don’t do what GLENN BECK is doing and that is being an ENABLER, by giving them food, water and toys!!

  • Debbie

    ***Coyote Makes $50,000 A WEEK Smuggling Illegals Across the Border
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXmqMUCWlUY&list=UUvsye7V9psc-APX6wV1twLg

    You see Glenn Beck you don’t enable those that are breaking the LAW!!!

  • stevo5000x

    How much money are they giving you Glenn? You know, the church. This lying traitor needs to go.

  • Debbie

    EXCLUSIVE: Released Alien from Border Crisis Arrested for Alleged Murder, Kidnapping in Texas
    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/07/16/Exclusive-Released-Alien-from-Border-Crisis-Arrested-For-Alleged-Murder-Kidnapping-in-Texas

    Glenn Beck this is another reason you don’t aide and abet those that break the LAWS of the LAND!!!

    Stop being a enabler to this ILLEGAL ACTION!! Beck let’s be decent people and stop these illegal immigrants from breaking the LAW!!!

    Wake up Glenn!!!

  • Debbie

    Federal Immigration and Nationality Act
    Section 8 USC 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv)(b)(iii)

    “Any person who . . . encourages or induces an alien to . . . reside . . . knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such . . . residence is . . . in violation of law, shall be punished as provided . . . for each alien in respect to whom such a violation occurs . . . fined under title 18 . imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.”

    Section 274 felonies under the federal Immigration and Nationality
    Act, INA 274A(a)(1)(A):

    A person (including a group of persons, business, organization, or local government) commits a federal felony when she or he: assists an alien s/he should reasonably know is illegally in the U.S. or who lacks employment authorization, by transporting, sheltering, or assisting him or her to obtain employment, or encourages that alien to remain in the U.S. by referring him or her to an employer or by acting as employer or agent for an employer in any way, or knowingly assists illegal aliens due to personal convictions.

    Penalties upon conviction include criminal fines, imprisonment, and forfeiture of vehicles and real property used to commit the crime. Anyone employing or contracting with an illegal alien without verifying his or her work authorization status is guilty of a misdemeanor. Aliens and employers violating immigration laws are subject to arrest, detention, and seizure of their vehicles or property. In addition, individuals or entities who engage in racketeering enterprises that commit (or conspire to commit) immigration-related felonies are subject to private civil suits for treble damages and injunctive relief…..

    The penalty for felony harboring is a fine and imprisonment for up to five years. The penalty for felony alien smuggling is a fine and up to ten years’ imprisonment. Where the crime causes serious bodily injury or places the life of any person
    in jeopardy, the penalty is a fine and up to twenty years’ imprisonment. If the criminal smuggling or harboring results in the death of any person, the penalty can include life imprisonment. Convictions for aiding, abetting, or conspiracy to commit alien smuggling or harboring, carry the same penalties. Courts can impose consecutive prison sentences for each alien smuggled or harbored. A court
    may order a convicted smuggler to pay restitution if the alien smuggled qualifies as a victim under the Victim and Witness Protection Act. Conspiracy to commit crimes of sheltering, harboring, or employing illegal aliens is a separate federal offense punishable by a fine of up to $10,000 or five years’ imprisonment.

    I will reiterate the penalties so that Mr Beck would be felonious sycophant followers may understand the gravity of committing the above crime that Mr. Beck is conspiring to commit, which has further implication to him specifically, by posting them LARGE.