Glenn Beck's charity, Mercury One, pledged $100,000 in immediate disaster relief just hours after a series of tornadoes devastated communities in Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas on Sunday.
The charity, a certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is working with other relief organizations and churches in the disaster areas to help the families and communities rebuild, Mercury One President Joe Kerry told TheBlaze.
Beck has often stressed that every penny donated to Mercury One's disaster relief fund, minus credit card fees, goes to help those in need.
“I don’t know of another charity that does this. This is why I do [events like] 'Man in the Moon' and things like that,” Beck said in November after tornadoes flattened entire neighborhoods in the Midwest. “We raise the money to run the organization through things like that during the summer, so when I ask you for a donation you’ll know that 100 percent, after the credit card fees, goes to the disaster relief.”
A K-9 rescue unit walks along Military Street in Baxter Springs, Kan., April 27, 2014, as they survey the damage from Sunday's tornado. (AP Photo/The Joplin Globe, Roger Nomer )
In May, when tornadoes in Oklahoma killed 24 people, including nine children, Beck's audience raised more than $1 million to help the victims.
At the time, Blaze radio hosts Doc Thompson and Skip LaCombe held a broadcast for 24 hours straight to help raise money for Mercury One.
LaCombe told TheBlaze Monday: "When Doc and I got the call almost a year ago to help raise funds for the devastating tornado that tore apart Moore, we didn’t hesitate to hop on a plane. We saw the pictures on TV but didn’t understand the scope until we slowly made our way north on I-35 to see the damage with our own eyes. I will never forget how I felt that day."
He continued: "Waking up this morning to images in Arkansas and Oklahoma, I’m reminded of the faces we met last year. If you are able to, I humbly ask you to please donate to Mercury One. If it’s a dollar, or a thousand dollars, your gift will go directly to help those who are sifting through the broken pieces of their homes and lives."