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.