DALLAS — As the world watched Afghanistan fall to the Taliban, multi-media personality and humanitarian Glenn Beck enlisted the help of loyal “The Glenn Beck Program” listeners to raise funds in an attempt to rescue thousands — mainly women and children — trapped in the country.
While hosting the Premiere Networks-syndicated radio program on Wednesday, Aug. 18, Beck urged listeners to “give until it hurts” with the goal of raising $20 million by Friday, Aug. 20, to benefit the The Nazarene Fund, which Beck founded. Through Mercury One, a nonprofit also founded by Beck, The Nazarene Fund works to rescue Christians and other religious minorities from persecution and slavery in the Middle East, Africa, Haiti and Asia.
By the end of the radio program on Thursday, Aug. 19, donations reached $13 million. By the morning of Friday, Aug. 20, they surpassed $20 million. Currently, donation totals exceed $32 million.
For more information on The Nazarene Fund, or to make a donation, visit: thenazarenefund.org.
The Nazarene Fund was founded by Glenn Beck to stand up and assist Christians and religious minorities in the Middle East, Africa, Haiti and Asia who are facing displacement, torture and death because of their faith. 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.
Mercury One was founded by Glenn Beck to be a nonprofit that champions the rights of the individual, self-determination, free enterprise and faith. Through his nationally syndicated radio show, The Glenn Beck Program, and outreach events across the nation, Mercury One works to restore the human spirit and dignity by providing disaster relief, offering education programs, fighting human trafficking and protecting persecuted religious minorities.
The Glenn Beck Program is one of the highest-rated radio programs in America, featuring Beck’s quick wit, candid opinions and engaging personality. 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.
Source: The Kairos Company, ‘The Glenn Beck Program’ Listeners Raise over $32 Million to Rescue Christians Trapped in Afghanistan