Glenn announced on radio Tuesday a new social media campaign, #Match3732, in honor of a disabled vet's donation to help rescue Christian refugees from Syria.
"It's his life savings and he sent it to us," Glenn told radio listeners Tuesday. "And he said, 'I want this to go to help the Christians in the Middle East.' It was $37.32. He obviously doesn't have a job that will match it. So let's match it. #Match3732."
The very next day, Glenn walked into his office to another surprise.
"Today I walk in and I get this. It's yet another bag of change," Glenn said. "This is from a woman who was at one of the churches this weekend."
The woman asked to remain anonymous, but requested the money go to the Nazarene Fund to the Syrian refugees.
Donate here and be sure to help spread the word by taking a picture of what you're doing to #Match3732 - whether it's a bake sale, lemonade stand, donation jar or whatever!
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GLENN: Today, we're asking you to hashtag something. #3732. #Match3732. Yesterday on this program, I -- I read a letter from a 100 percent disabled vet. He had spent his -- he had saved his money for two years so his two children could go meet their grandparents. They lived one state away. He saved two years so they could meet. He said, "Don't feel sorry for me because I don't want anybody to feel sorry for me. I'm actually getting my Ph.D. Because I will teach and I can still serve. I just can't physically serve anymore." But when he had heard about the Christians who were dying over in the Middle East, he took his savings, his life savings of $37.32. We counted it in change here on my desk yesterday.
Well, people on Twitter started immediately saying, he doesn't have a company that will match his donation. We should match his donation. And so I invite you today to go on to Mercury One. Go to now.mercuryone.org and donate to the Nazarene Fund. This is to save the lives of those children and those families that are Christians that are being beheaded, crucified, and raped because of their Christianity.
Now, I actually, believe it or not, am getting heat from taking the $37.32 from this man who sent it to me, like I know better than he does.
PAT: Did Jesus get heat for taking the widow's mite?
GLENN: Yeah. Yeah. How dare you, Glenn Beck, for taking this last man's dime.
PAT: Not comparing you to Jesus.
STU: Yes, you were. You just caught yourself.
PAT: Pat Gray compares Glenn Beck to Jesus.
GLENN: That is what would be said.
PAT: It is. It is.
GLENN: Breitbart printed this article yesterday. I never said this. And they quoted me in the article, verbatim, but their headline misquoted me and said: Glenn Beck in his own words, colon, I'll save more lives than Schindler.
STU: Oh, yeah, I saw that all over the internet. That wasn't a real quote?
GLENN: Of course not.
PAT: No. That's not what he said.
STU: Wow. That's weird that you just make up a quote.
GLENN: Yeah, it is. Isn't it? And what I said was, "We can save more people by Christmas than Schindler did in the whole war." Now, that's not comparing his heroism is remarkable. The conditions are completely different.
PAT: Oh, yeah. We have more resources. We're in a free society. It's a little different. We're not going to be killed for doing this.
GLENN: It's a lot different. But I'm saying, person for person, we look at that as a lot of people that he saved. Together, we can save more people by Christmas. What can we do when we come together?
PAT: It's amazing that headline came from a right source.
GLENN: It doesn't matter.
PAT: Still amazing.
GLENN: I asked -- I asked you --
STU: Shouldn't have said it if you didn't want to be quoted.
GLENN: I didn't say it.
STU: Oh, you didn't say it? I'm sorry.
GLENN: Can we get back to the point?
STU: I'm sorry.
GLENN: So I'm asking you today, if you want to donate and help these Christians, 100 percent of every dollar that goes into the Nazarene Fund, 100 percent goes to rescue them.
PAT: After the 99 percent you take for administration costs.
GLENN: Of course, that goes without saying. Every dollar goes to rescue these guys.
PAT: Every dollar.
GLENN: We have people on the ground right now in the Middle East who are vetting these families to make sure that the right families -- that they're the ones that are really being persecuted. They're the ones that need to get out.
PAT: Haven't they come up with something like 400 already?
GLENN: 400, as of last night. But if you can donate and you would like to match this veteran's donation of $37.32, please do that. And hashtag this and spread this word today at #Match3732.
STU: It's great.
GLENN: It's an amazing thing. Now, today I walk in and I get this. It's yet another bag of change.
PAT: And you're going to take it.
GLENN: And I'm going to take it.
PAT: Oh, my gosh.
GLENN: This is from a woman who was at one of the churches this weekend. I think it was at the Crossings. And she walked up to my security, and she hand this -- you can see wrapped pennies and everything else in here. She said, "I have to bring this. I want this to go to the Nazarene Fund."
And one of the guys in my security talked to her for a while and said, "Well, do you have a name or anything?"
She said, "I don't want anybody to know. I don't need my name. I'm not looking for anything in return. I just want this to go help free the Syrians."
In this, we have counted, it is $56.06.
JEFFY: And how much of that go to help?
GLENN: 100 percent, after the 99 percent that we take for Cheesecake Factory. You don't think I look like this without taking millions of dollars for Cheesecake Factory.
PAT: That's expensive cheesecake.
GLENN: It is. So you know -- but really delicious. We're embezzling all kinds of money to do that.
STU: There's a new quote for you. You said that one.
GLENN: Here's the -- here's the great thing. This is all coming in, in 100-dollar increments or less, okay. All this money is coming in -- we've had one big check. Somebody said that they wanted to get rid of some of their stocks. And it was like $148,000.
GLENN: That's by far the largest anything anybody has done. We have two companies that don't want to be named come to us and say, "I want to make a 25,000-dollar check." We've had two companies do that. Everything else is small donations. We're at $6.7 million in our goal of $10 million by Christmas. Donate now. Go to now.mercuryone.org.