Glenn Beck's call makes audience donate $22M in TWO days to rescue Christians from Afghanistan
In an effort to rescue Christians trapped inside Taliban-ruled Afghanistan, Glenn Beck pleaded to his audience to donate “until it hurts” and to everyone’s surprise, his listeners raised $22 million — and counting — in just two days. The amount will go to the Beck-founded Nazarene Fund, the aim of which is to “liberate the captive, to free the enslaved, and to rescue, rebuild and restore the lives of Christians and other persecuted religious and ethnic minorities wherever and whenever they are in need.”
It has been reported that the Nazarene Fund is getting ready to save the lives of around 5,000 people — mainly women and children — from Afghanistan that continues to burn after the Taliban took over. Amid the crisis, Beck on his radio show on Wednesday, August 18, urged his audience to donate funds. The 57-year-old conservative political commentator said, “every single penny that you can come up with will go to flying those planes and getting those people out. We need, obviously, an enormous amount of money. These are people that are marked for death for what they believe in. This is why we started the Nazarene Fund. Don't wait around for anyone else to do it. Don't wait around. Please, go to the NazareneFund.org and donate.”
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“We need your help as soon as possible. I ask that you would give until it hurts today, because these people are entirely alone. And they will be crucified, if you are marked as a Christian, with the Taliban. You know what will happen to them. We can get them out. Be an Oskar Schindler today. Go to theNazareneFund.org,” he added. And people whole-heartedly made the donations as on the first day itself, the fund reached approximately $10 million.
The next day, Thursday, August 19, Beck thanked his audience for the money and said, “I asked you yesterday if you would give until it hurts. And this is the most remarkable audience I think ever assembled. In a 24-hour period... this audience gave $9,334,652.24. We are halfway there in one day. It is truly a miracle that you, this one audience, gave nearly $10 million yesterday. I have always said that this audience is going to be the one that saves the country. You might be the one that saves the world.”
The television producer went on to say, “I asked you to help me raise $20 million by Friday so I could secure the aircraft, and the helicopters, and the teams to be able to get 5,000 Christians that are marked for death [out of Afghanistan]. And yesterday, there was a notice from the Taliban that any of these [Christian] people will be burned alive. In less than 24 hours, you gave $9,334,652.24. This is the framework of hope. You are not alone! It is not just you. I've never seen anything like this before. I don't think any one audience has ever done that!"
He also added, “I have until tomorrow to raise the second half. You've given so much. The Nazarene Fund has put boots on the ground to do what needs to be done, to save the thousands of Christians who are in grave danger. We have the helicopters and the planes standing by. This is a logistical nightmare... but they are marked for death. So as long as we have the money, as long as our Marines can hold the airports, and as long as there is a Christian left in hiding, we will do what we need to do.”
His second plea also did not go into vain as people donated generously to make the fund reach over $20 million by Friday morning, August 20. Beck then took to Twitter to express his gratitude and happiness as he wrote, “I’m BLOWN AWAY by what this audience has done to help rescue persecuted Christians in Afghanistan! OVER $20 MILLION raised in less than 3 days! THANK YOU!”
I’m BLOWN AWAY by what this audience has done to help rescue persecuted Christians in Afghanistan! OVER $20 MILLION raised in less than 3 days! THANK YOU! https://t.co/yt6ZHp9dMk— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) August 20, 2021
Several people on the internet reacted to it as a user wrote, “God bless you and your family.” Another one tweeted, “This needs to be a wake up call to the government. Just get out of the way and let private enterprise and the citizenry take care of the problem.” “My dad almost never says ‘we should donate’ to like, charities and stuff (We're poor, not heartless). But the other day, he mentioned hearing about it on your show at dinner. My parents donated 200 dollars. I hope every single one of those good people gets home. God bless them,” the third user added.
God bless you and your family ❤️— Mindy Gray (@mindy1528) August 21, 2021
This needs to be a wake up call to the government. Just get out of the way and let private enterprise and the citizenry take care of the problem— Big Grizz 🐻 (@cpbrhb) August 20, 2021
My dad almost never says "we should donate" to like, charities and stuff (We're poor, not heartless). But the other day, he mentioned hearing about it on your show at dinner. My parents donated 200 dollars. I hope every single one of those good people gets home. God bless them.— Rubiedoo Schull (@rubiedoo64) August 21, 2021