Longtime friend of the program and comedian Jeff Allen joined Glenn on radio this morning to discuss the immigration crisis. Allen and his wife will be heading to the border town of McAllen, Texas this Saturday with Glenn, Mercury One, and others to distribute aid and supplies to the charities and churches most in need.
As of this morning, the Mercury One Children and Family Border Relief Fund has raised upwards of $1.9 million. That money will be used to purchase food, clothing, toiletries, and other necessities that Glenn, Allen, and Mercury One will begin distributing this weekend.
“That's amazing,” Allen said of the fundraising figure. “Americans are good. They really are… I was watching the news. And I never thought you could do it do it, but you've finally ticked off the rest of the country. The nerve of using a charity organization to go down and feed and clothe the orphans – I think this is a novel idea.”
Allen explained that he decided to make the trek down to Texas because “it’s the right thing to do.” While he knows what he will see and hear will be troubling, he is prepared to help those in need.
“My wife and I talked about it and it's the right thing to do,” Allen said. “About a week ago, we were going down to Nicaragua, and [my wife] came to me with some apprehensions. ‘I don't know if I want to go down there… I know I'm just going to cry for a week.’ And I said, ‘Well, sometimes God needs to break our hearts.’ And the truth was, we got more blessed for the week we were down there than anything we did. And I really think this is Christ's work. And in my experience, any time I do Christ's work, I get a lot out of it.”
You can learn more about the Mercury One Children and Family Border Relief Fund HERE.