Glenn Beck and His Audience Raise $27 Million to Rescue Christians Trapped in Afghanistan
LOS ANGELES, August 23, 2021 – As the world watched Afghanistan fall to the Taliban last week, multi-media personality and humanitarian Glenn Beck enlisted the help of The Glenn Beck Program’s loyal audience to raise funds to rescue approximately 5,000 Christians – mainly women and children - trapped in the country.
While hosting the Premiere Networks-syndicated radio program on Wednesday, August 18, the Radio Hall of Famer urged listeners to “give until it hurts” with the goal of raising $20 million by Friday to benefit the Beck-founded Nazarene Fund. Through Beck’s non-profit Mercury One, The Nazarene Fund works to rescue Christians and other religious minorities from persecution and slavery in the Middle East and across the globe.
By the end of Thursday’s radio program, donations reached $13 million, and by Friday morning, they exceeded $20 million. To date, the total raised is $27 million.
“In times like these, what I believe to be the greatest audience ever assembled, has given me, the Afghan people, and the world, something so important right now – HOPE,” shared Glenn Beck. “It’s the power of one.”
For more information on The Nazarene Fund, or to donate, please visit https://thenazarenefund.org/.
About The Glenn Beck Program
Glenn Beck’s quick wit, candid opinions and engaging personality have made The Glenn Beck Program one of the highest-rated radio programs in America. His unique blend of modern-day storytelling and insightful views on current events allow him to connect with his fans, inspiring and entertaining them with his humor, hard-hitting interviews and honest tales about his life. Nationally syndicated by Premiere Networks, The Glenn Beck Program attracts millions of listeners on more than 400 stations nationwide. For more information, please visit www.GlennBeck.com.
About Mercury One and The Nazarene Fund
Glenn Beck created Mercury One to be a non-profit that would reflect his belief in the individual, self-determination, free enterprise, and the essential need for faith. Through his national radio show, The Glenn Beck Program, and outreach events across the nation, Mercury One works to restore the human spirit by providing disaster relief, offering education programs, and leading the charge of humanitarian initiatives, including critical humanitarian efforts to fight human trafficking and to protect persecuted religious minorities. When Glenn took initiative to stand up and assist Christians and religious minorities being persecuted for their faith, he founded The Nazarene Fund. To date, The Nazarene Fund has spared more than 130,000 people from the evils of ISIS in the Middle East and other terrorist organizations around the world. The Nazarene Fund’s rescue operations have successfully freed more than 464 captives since 2015, and over 37,000 people have been evacuated from conflict zones and unsafe locations and resettled into new home countries. For more information, please visit https://thenazarenefund.org/. To learn more about Mercury One, visit mercuryone.org
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