Glenn's audience has raised OVER A MILLION DOLLARS for Maui wildfire relief. Here's how YOU can help.

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Glenn's audience is rallying around the victims of the devastating Maui wildfires.

The wildfire that raged across Maui became the deadliest fire in US history, claiming more than 100 lives as search-and-rescue missions continue throughout the burnt remains of the historic town, Lahaina. In times of profound tragedy, Genn's audience has rallied around those enduring profound need and suffering through generous giving. On-air this week, Glenn rallied the troops again to support the grieving communities in Maui, challenging his audience to raise more money than the US government's aid package.

And you are doing just that.

As this week, YOU, Glenn's audience, have raised $1.2 million for the people of Maui via Glenn's non-profit, Mercury One (M1). Within the first day of Glenn's call-to-action to match the government's aid package, which has been raised to $2.3 million through FEMA, you gave HALF A MILLION towards this goal. That means Glenn's audience has sincw raised nearly HALF of the entire FEMA package.

YOU, Glenn's audience, have raised $1.2 MILLION for the people of Maui.

ALL of these proceeds, every penny, minus credit card fees, will go towards the residents as they grieve and rebuild in the tough days ahead. Through your continued support, Mercury One is well on its way to surpassing the government package.

Here's how YOUR gift is being used to bring relief in Maui RIGHT NOW.

Mercury One already has people on the ground in Maui using YOUR generous gift to give hope to the wildfire victims. Unlike the slow pace of government aid, your donation is being used NOW by M1 and their incredible partners, which includes Operation BBQ Relief, Samaritan's Purse, Operation Blessing, ITDRC, and Harvest Church, which is pastored by Greg Laurie in California and has a sister Church in Maui.

In fact, Drew Friedrich, Chief Operating Officer of Operation Blessing, praised Mercury One as one of the first organizations on the ground to provide aid:

Mercury One has been a faithful partner to Operation Blessing, helping expand our reach and drive greater impact for families and individuals whose lives have been interrupted by disaster. When the terrible fires in Hawaii devastated Lahaina and Maui, Mercury One was one of the first to step up with financial support to help. We are incredibly grateful for their partnership and like-minded vision to deliver critical aid and resources to those in need.

Samaritan's Purse reported how YOUR gift is being used on the ground RIGHT NOW:

Samaritan’s Purse is grateful for the generosity of Mercury One, which has helped us airlift 17 tons of supplies to Maui, Hawaii, in the wake of the deadliest U.S. wildfire in over 100 years. The supplies on that DC-8 cargo aircraft include hygiene kits, solar lights, cooking kits, plastic tarp, and equipment needed for us to help in the aftermath of this disaster. As residents are allowed to return to their communities, Samaritan’s Purse volunteers will help homeowners sift through the ashes for any sentimental keepsakes that may have survived the flames. Thanks to Mercury One for partnering with us to bring timely assistance to the people of Hawaii.

Similarly, Operation BBQ Relief, which provides mobile BBQ food trucks to feed first responders and victims during natural disasters, thanks YOU for your incredible generosity:

I could not be more thankful for the support of Mercury One and its donors. Your trust in Operation BBQ Relief and Mercury One will continue to allow us to make significant impacts on Maui. With all they are dealing with, a hot meal is one less thing they will have to worry about.

The Mercury One staff stepped up.

Shortly after Glenn announced the fundraiser on-air, Mercury One suffered an online hacking incident. However, due to the incredible efforts of their staff, the site is back up and running at full capacity with no damage to the fundraiser. As JP Decker, executive director for Mercury One, assures:

The attack on our website did not make us weaker but instead made us stronger. Our M1 staff is a family that is small but mighty, and when this happened, every single staff member stepped in and started to plan for answering phones etc., ready to take donations. When you give to specific initiatives with Mercury One, 100% of your donation, minus credit card fees, goes to that initiative. When you give to Mercury One, it enables Mercury One to have the means to respond quickly when a crisis occurs.

And YOU stepped up.

This isn't the first time that Glenn's audience has stepped up in times of desperate need, from raising $35 MILLION to fund evacuations out of Afghanistan when our government refused, to funding community projects, aid for persecuted Christians, and SO much more. YOU, Glenn's audience, are truly giving light in a broken world.

When Glenn first started Mercury One, he said:

If we want the government to do less, we have to do more.

And that is exactly what YOU, through Mercury One have done. That's what it's all about: giving your neighbor hope, even in even the most hopeless situations.

As JP Decker says:

God is amazing, and what He alone has done with M1 is truly a miracle. What we did during the Afghanistan withdrawal, and what this [Glenn's] audience and M1 donors can do when our fellow man needs help is truly remarkable.

M1 gives all the glory to God, who is our foundation and hope. We are honored and blessed to work with partners who stand for truth and believe that God is our only true Hope. We are blessed to be a part of what God is doing. There is hope, and Mercury One is here to restore Hope to the hopeless.

If you have not learned about Glenn's non-profit, click HERE. You will truly be blown away by what this audience has done. If you would like to help fund Mercury One's relief efforts in Maui, click HERE.

"There is hope, and Mercury One is here to restore Hope to the hopeless."

Would you consider joining Glenn and Mercury One's mission to give hope?

Who will be Kamala Harris' VP pick?

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Over the weekend, President Joe Biden officially dropped out of the 2024 presidential election and put forward his endorsement behind his Vice President Kamala Harris.

Glenn recently predicted that Biden would step down due to the mountain of pressure within his party to do so. But now that we are here we are faced with an all-new line of questions, like, who will be the candidate on the Democratic ticket? Who will be their pick for vice president?

As of now, the answer to the first question seems to be Kamala Harris, who received the support of the president and several prominent democrats. It's still too early to call for certain, and Glenn doesn't think it's likely, but assuming Kamala becomes the Democrat nominee, who will her VP pick be? There are endless possible options, but there are a 5 big names that could prove beneficial to Harris' campaign:

California Gov. Gavin Newsom

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Governor Newsom has spiked in popularity within his party since his taking office in 2019 due to his scathing criticisms of President Trump and other Republicans. Newsom has been a popular contender as a possible Biden replacement, and a future presidential bid seems likely.

His widespread recognition may be a boon to Kamala's ticket, but the California governor comes with a dark side. Newsom was famously nearly recalled as Governor in 2021, hanging on to his office by a narrow margin. He also faced criticism for his hypocrisy during the COVID lockdowns, attending large gatherings while the rest of his state was locked inside. There's also the issue that both Newsom and Kamala are from California, meaning that if they were to appear on the same ticket, that ticket would lack geographical balance and would potentially lead to a Constitutional issue that would force the duo to forfeit all 54 of the states' Electoral College votes.

Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro

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Another prominent Democrat Governor, Josh Shapiro has also been floated as a potential VP pick. Governor Shapiro has become a viable pick due to his well-received performance as Pennslyvania's Governor. The governor has good support within the swing state due to his handling of the I-95 bridge collapse, the train derailment in East Palestine, which had effects on his state, and the assassination attempt on the former president last week. Shapiro would bring much-needed support from the swing state if he was put on the ticket.

That being said, Shapiro has little time to build nationwide name recognition before the DNC in August and the November election. This would be Shapiro's debut on the national stage, and he would find himself in the most unforgiving situation possible.

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg

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Former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and opponent of Biden during the 2020 Democratic primaries, "Mayor Pete's" name recognition might be what Kamala needs on her presidential ticket. Buttigieg rose to popularity during the 2020 election due to his youth and status as "openly gay." Buttigieg has served as the Secretary of Transportation during the Biden administration for the past four years and has formally endorsed Harris.

Nevertheless, Buttigieg has some dark spots on his resume. The East Palestine train derailment disaster has besmirched his reputation as Secretary of Transportation. And while his youth may work in his favor when compared to the other elderly members of our federal government, it also means Buttigieg lacks the experience and prestige that other politicians enjoy.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

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Yet another governor of a crucial swing state, Whitmer was elected in 2018, two years after President Trump was elected, helping secure the state for the Democrats. Whitmer is known for her strong opposition to Trump, both during his presidency and his reelection campaign. Whitmer serves as co-chair for the Biden-Harris campaign and as vice chairperson of the DNC, which gives her influence over the Democratic party, something that would come in handy as a Vice President. Gov. Whitmer also established the Fight Like Hell PAC, which is dedicated to helping Democrats get elected and to stopping Trump by any means.

On the other hand, in a statement following Biden's resignation from the election, Governor Whitmer stated that her role “will remain the same.” It is also worth noting that if she were to be chosen as Kamala's VP, that would make their ticket all-female, which may foster some "woke points," but is politically risky.

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear

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Andy Bashear has seemingly beaten the odds twice, having been elected and reelected as the Governor of Kentucky, despite the deep-red nature of the state. Beshear, who has moderate tendencies, would be a boon to the Harris campaign as he has a track record of reaching rural, typically conservative regions where Democrats tend to struggle. He is also known for his propensity to talk about his Christian faith and willingness to work with Republicans, which are traits that might help win over moderates.

But, like Gov. Shapiro, Bashear has very little time to whip up national support and recognition. He also is unlikely to be very much help for the Harris campaign in winning over important swing states.

Five times Glenn had J.D. Vance on his show and where he stands on key issues

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We finally have an answer to the long-awaited question of who Trump will pick for his running mate, and it's none other than Ohio Senator and friend of the show, J.D. Vance. At the RNC in Milwaukee, Trump officially accepted the party's nomination as the Republican candidate and announced J.D. Vance as his running mate.

Glenn has had Senator Vance on the show several times to discuss everything from DEI to the Southern Border. If you are looking to familiarize yourself with the next potential Vice President, look no further, here are five conversations Glenn had with Trump's VP pick:

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How RFK's example can help our nation in the wake of Trump's attack

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How did you feel last Saturday when you heard the news that a former president of the United States narrowly avoided an assassin's bullet by a mere few inches? Were you angry at the media for their constant demonization of Trump and his conservative contingency? Did you blame the left for curating a political climate that fostered an assassination attempt?

In his immediate reaction to the news, Glenn pointed us back to a similar moment in American history: April 4th, 1968—the day Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.

"The best speech I've ever heard given was by RFK Sr. on the day Martin Luther King was killed" - Glenn

Robert F. Kennedy, the father of current independent presidential candidate RFK Jr., was en route to Indianapolis when he heard the terrible news. His security team, expecting violent outrage across the country, asked RFK Sr. to turn around and head back to safety. But as Glenn said, RFK Sr. believed in the good in people and demanded to give his speech. He arrived in Indianapolis Park late in the day, and he addressed the crowd of predominantly black campaign supporters.

There were no riots in Indianapolis that night.

The message RFK Sr. gave that night wasn't one of vengeance, hatred, or hopelessness, but of calm and goodness. He appealed to the best in people. He called for people to set aside their differences, anger, fear, and confusion and instead express love and compassion towards one another. RFK Sr. asked for wisdom and the pursuit of justice so that we might be resolute in our unity as the country faces another difficult chapter.

What we need in this country is love and wisdom and compassion toward one another.

Glenn has made a similar plea to our nation—a plea for unity and not to lash out in fear and anger. Don't use this time to blame your friends and family who disagree with you politically for what happened or to tell them "I told you so!" Instead, reach out with compassion and grace. This is a turning point in American history. Let's turn it upward, away from hatred and violence and towards unison and compassion.

Fortunately, President Trump walked away from his attempted assassination with very minor injuries. The bullet that wounded Trump's ear could have just as easily ended his life, and his survival is nothing short of a miracle.

Sadly, that miracle didn't extend to everyone attending Trump's ill-fated Pennsylvania rally. Three other people were shot. David Dutch and James Copenhaver, both Pennslyavia residents, are thankfully in stable condition. Corey Comperatore, however, tragically died after being shot while protecting his wife and daughter from the hail of gunfire.

“Corey died a hero."

Camperatore, a 50-year-old loving father and husband from Buffalo Township, Pennsylvania leaves behind his daughter Allyson, his wife Helen, sister Dawn, and many other friends and family. Camperatore was a man of service, having spent 43 years as part of the Buffalo Township Volunteer Fire Company and had worked his way to becoming the fire chief when he stepped down to spend more time with his daughter.

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Corey's friends and family have nothing but good things to say about him, and judging by their testimonies, Corey's final heroic act was consistent with how the volunteer firefighter lived his life.

According to many people who knew Compertore, he was a true patriot who loved his country. He was a fan of President Trump. Compertore was very excited to attend Saturday's rally, which he expressed in his last social media post.

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During his speech addressing the shooting, President Biden expressed his condolences to the Comperatore family, stating that "He was a father. He was protecting his family from the bullets that were being fired.”