Over the weekend, Glenn sent team members from GBTV to Indiana to not only cover the damage caused to local communities by the tornadoes, but also to find some of the amazing stories of neighbors helping neighbors in the wake of the devastation. Mercury One, a non-profit initiative that Glenn launched late last year, has also been organizing to help with disaster relief through charitable donations and working with local groups on the ground.
Raj Nair, GBTV correspondant, will be reporting from Indiana tonight at 5pm ET on GBTV. Raj and the GBTV production team have been in Indiana for over twenty-four hours, looking to not only report on the damage but to find the stories of people stepping up and helping one another. These are not stories of victims waiting for FEMA or the Red Cross to come in and help, but rather stories of neighbors helping neighbors.
While GBTV is reporting on the stories, Mercury One is looking to take an active role in helping those affected by the tornadoes. All week, donations made to Mercury One will be going towards the charity's tornado relief efforts. Mercury One will be working to identify local organizations and faith-based groups in Indiana and the surrounding area that are working to provide long-term aid to the devastated communities.
You can donate to Mercury One HERE
Mercury One's mission statement is to " inspire, organize, and mobilize to improve the human condition physically, mentally and spiritually with malice towards none and charity for all."
GBTV photographer Mark Mabry is among those who traveled to Indiana to cover the stories of neighbors helping neighbors. He wrote, "People just kept showing up from hours away. A landscaper brought tractors, chainsaws, and crew — everything but an invoice."
Below are some of the photos sent in by the GBTV crew over the weekend:
Photo Credit: Mark Mabry/GBTV
More photos and stories can be found on The Blaze!