- I want to make a cash donation to the Mercury One Food Drive
- I want to buy food virtually for the food drive
- I want to organize a food drive with my friends, family, or organization
- I want to get my politicians involved
Tonight on GBTV, Glenn introduced viewers to part three in a four part series of shows that reveal a plan to fix the country. First it was commit, then activate, and now live it. Glenn had another major announcement to go with “live it”, unveiling an ambitious plan for a national food drive aimed at sending tractor trailers loaded with food to cities across the country.
Glenn started the show by discussing the dangers of regulations that are currently strangling our ability to help others. Glenn referenced the story of a man who drowned in a shallow pool of water because regulations prevented them from jumping in to rescue him He also discussed new laws that prevent people from feeding food to the homeless.
Meanwhile, more and more people find themselves looking for aid with only the government to turn to. As regulations get stricter, the harder it becomes to help others.
“What have we been talking about on this program?” Glenn asked.
“Put your money where your heart is. Be charitable. Live a life of honor - love your fellow man. Be a source of hope for someone else. Be a force for good.
Be a shelter so the whole world will know that they're not alone,”
“Government is the exact antithesis of that. It says 'you can't do this or you can't do that.' It says 'don't do that, we'll do it for you'.
“In some cities it's illegal to give homeless people something to eat. In New York food has to meet strict guidelines for it to be donated and they actually refuse food if it doesn't meet those guidelines. Food with 'too much salt'. Could you imagine throwing away, say, a box of salty pretzels right in front of someone who is starving? How would you explain that to them?”
So what do you do when the world is upside down?
Glenn had been praying for an answer – and he found it when he remembered a meeting he had with Paulina in Poland. She was one of the “Righteous Among the Nations”, and she and her family who saved the lives of hundred during the Holocaust and World War 2.
Glenn told the story of how she came across a young Jew who asked her for food, and Paulina and her family made the decision to help despite the risks they faced. Pauline brought food to the young girl the next day, and they didn’t stop. And it all started with a bowl of soup.
Glenn said that she made the decision “not to go over the cliff with the rest of humanity.” It wasn’t that she became righteous, she just maintained her humanity and desire to help others.
“The one thing we can all agree on: when government is telling you 'don't help' -- deep down we know they are wrong. We can feel it. But if we don't say anything, if we don't stand up and say 'I will not comply' and do what is right, eventually you'll kill off that instinct.”
“It fundamentally changes us,” he said.
“That is the problem we're facing today. America is great because America is good. The minute we let 80,000 pages of regulations keep us from doing what is right -- it's over. We become England where they're letting people drown to death right in front of their very eyes because the rescue team doesn't have the proper certification to jump in water that's deeper than 6 feet,” Glenn said.
So how does it start? With one bowl of soup. And tonight, Glenn presented his own plan for everyone to contribute their one bowl – a national food drive organized by Mercury One.
Glenn’s plan is for people to donate, in whatever way they can, to the food drive in order to load one tractor trailer to go to each of the following places that are either in need or where regulations have restrained donations: Detroit, MI; Navajo Reservation, NM; New Orleans, LA; Las Vegas, NV; San Joaquin Valley County, CA; New York, NY; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; Wilmington, OH.
“There is massive need. And this is your chance to show the federal government that their services are no longer needed,” he said.
Get all the details at Mercury One!