The politicization of the Oklahoma tornadoes has sadly already begun, but while others bicker about the role of FEMA and federal disaster relief, Glenn Beck is putting his Mercury One charity into action. Supplies are ready to go, and he’s just looking for transportation to get the food and water from Texas to Oklahoma, today.

Update:

The supplies are on their way.

  • ObamaFail

    While the liberals are using the tornado to attack Conservatives about the Sandy Relief, real Americans are finding ways to help.

    • Joanne Epperson Deist

      And attack they are. Lizz Winstead making jokes while children have lost their lives.

    • http://www.facebook.com/don.bernhardt.3 Don Bernhardt

      let them attack, tell them to keep the pork out of it, Alaska shouldnt be getting money for either one of these. I live in Alaska

    • V the K

      Even if Oklahoma never got a dime in relief aid, they would still rebuild because they are real Americans; not welfare parasites.

    • V the K

      Even if Oklahoma never got a dime in relief aid, they would still rebuild because they are real Americans; not welfare parasites.

  • Netmilsmom

    My money instantly went to MercuryOne. Every cent will go to those in need unlike some other charities.

    • Vennoye

      Mercury One and Salvation Army get all my donations any more. More aid gets to the people who need help.

      • James Youngblood

        thank you. You just made me feel better about my donation to the salvation army. I would have donated to Mercury but didnt know they did relief work.

        • http://twitter.com/CDChambers62 Chris Chambers

          I no longer give to the Red Cross. I used to but their CEO gets a sick high salary, and the United Way is a no go for me. Mercury One or Salvation Army gets my donation (for humans, at least). The Humane Society usually gets animal donations.

          • Laura Martin

            Stop giving to the Humane Society, if you’re giving to the HSUS. They do next to NOTHING to help animals and are mainly a lobbying organization aimed at doing away with animal ownership of any kind. Instead, give to your local shelter.

          • http://www.facebook.com/mary.j.reed.7 Mary Jeane Reed

            Their CEO and uppers get a huge salary too

          • trixiewoobeans

            Yes, HSUS only spends 1% on the animals. Go local shelter, like Laura suggests, or a good Rescue.

        • trixiewoobeans

          Salvation Army needs help, too, since Libs targeted them for Liberal “violations”.

        • 3seven77

          Give to Mercury 1, Salvation Army and Samaritan’s Purse. Skip Red Cross and United Way, too much money is wasted on administrative costs.

          • Glen Graybill Sr

            United way helped finance Hanoi Janes trip to N. Viet Nam. As I was driving around my hometown of Philadelphia I saw a sign outside a building and it had the name of the organization that paid for her trip and under it -it said a United Way organization. Please do not give them a dime.

        • Vennoye

          Mercury One gives 100% of donations to victims. We send them the money, they get food, water, diapers, formula, etc; take it to one of the local area churches to be distributed. Salvation Army does a good job too, so I think both are good places for my donations. Mercury One’s donation total this afternoon had reached $1.2 M; so people can see the results of their speed in getting relief items to the disaster areas.

        • Vennoye

          Mercury One gives 100% of donations to victims. We send them the money, they get food, water, diapers, formula, etc; take it to one of the local area churches to be distributed. Salvation Army does a good job too, so I think both are good places for my donations. Mercury One’s donation total this afternoon had reached $1.2 M; so people can see the results of their speed in getting relief items to the disaster areas.

    • trixiewoobeans

      Yes, with money so tight, I want to know that what little I can give, isn’t eaten up by Administrative costs. MercuryOne makes your dollars really count.

      • Michael Land

        Another great group is Convoy of Hope. Full of integrity and run on donations. They are very good at getting help and supplies exactly where they need to be. Warehouses and trucks always standing by and ready.

      • Michael Land

        Another great group is Convoy of Hope. Full of integrity and run on donations. They are very good at getting help and supplies exactly where they need to be. Warehouses and trucks always standing by and ready.

    • KayDeeBeau

      The Okla Baptist Disaster Relief fund is also a good one. The Baptists send in mobile kitchens, mobile laundry, chain saw crews etc….

  • mdtljt

    Prayers for all affected & for those who donate anything they can…OK, you’re in our hearts & prayers…XOXO

  • 130munich

    OK, you are in our prayers. Thank you M1 for helping during this time.. Thank you to the drivers.. Blessings to you all.

  • http://twitter.com/BrianPHovland Brian H (wackobird)

    Roll the trucks!

  • rivers

    Beautiful. Hat’s off to Glenn Beck for taking such swift action.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      Being free of a massive bureaucratic shackle helps mobilize aid so much faster.

      • rivers

        And having an instinct to give. He will still be derided and maligned no doubt, but I don’t think that keeps him up at night. He’s of the school of thought wherein the only conscience he answers to is his own.

      • beebop1952

        That and not politicizing it …. just sayin’

      • beebop1952

        That and not politicizing it …. just sayin’

  • amy sturdevant

    do you still need a tractor trailer?

  • Michele Pullara Allen

    Don’t forget to consider donating to Samaritan’s Purse.

  • Sara Nichols

    Glenn, you are brave to do this, you are charitable. You don’t say it, you just do it.

    • zach

      does anyone know of programs out there to go down there and aid the people. me and my buddy are stationed about 3-4 hours away and was looking for a group we could link up wuih and go help them

  • trixiewoobeans

    Very tolerant, compassionate and caring, Joe. Are you going to go pull the wings off flies, now?

  • 3seven77

    This is the comment of a person with no soul.

  • Carol Marie

    i love to see the hatred, the intolerance and the dispassion of the lefties – it is just so naked and so ugly and so raw.

    it must suck to be you joe robinson

  • http://www.facebook.com/sophie.bledsoe Sophie Bledsoe

    Joe Robinson–what does your post have to do with helping the helpless—empty & hateful words do no good in a situation like this. Shame on you!

    • beebop1952

      He’s a liberal. And? He’s proud.

    • beebop1952

      He’s a liberal. And? He’s proud.

  • James Paul

    No one is asking for any FEMA or money from Congress, Glenn Beck was attempting to send real food and real supplies and it was government’s bureaucracy that prevented it, which Governor Perry stepped in and fixed. This is more of a will someone get the damned federal idiots out of my way so I can do something about this myself kind of situation.

  • James W.

    and you are a moron.
    the vote your talking about without naming anything is Sandy.
    The relief bill that was voted down back in January or February was done so because it had 600 Million dollars worth of pork.
    WHICH MEANS that money would not have gone to Sandy help, if would have gone to senators pet projects in other parts of the country. YOUR AN IDIOT if you dont remember this, and your still an idiot for not posting the entire truth as to why the vote was no in the first place.
    now go away

  • beebop1952

    People on the left (Thrush) who think they are better than Glenn Beck lecture us about GLOBAL WARMING. Meantime, Glenn has sent needed provisions. Who’d you rather be associated with?

  • beebop1952

    People on the left (Thrush) who think they are better than Glenn Beck lecture us about GLOBAL WARMING. Meantime, Glenn has sent needed provisions. Who’d you rather be associated with?

  • Rodger K. Shull

    I have not heard, but is the NATIONAL GUARD , involved ?? , if not Lets get some OK an Tex. National Guard units moving. PLEASE ,, they got dump trucks front end loaders, supply trucks/

  • Rodger K. Shull

    I have not heard, but is the NATIONAL GUARD , involved ?? , if not Lets get some OK an Tex. National Guard units moving. PLEASE ,, they got dump trucks front end loaders, supply trucks/

  • Hep

    The spin on this will still be that Glenn Beck is ‘a crazy alcoholic’ who is getting in the ‘real First Responders’ way’, and he’s just doing all this for ratings.

    • $12942371

      Who cares what the “spin” will be. Charity shouldn’t be done to appease those that would not lend a hand themselves. Charity must be from the heart, and if others can’t find it in their hearts to help those poor folks in OK, I don’t give a damn what they think.

      • dagnytaggart

        I agree, although that will be the spin, the people who get Glenn’s help will know the truth, and that’s all that really matters, isn’t it? That they get help.

    • $12942371

      Who cares what the “spin” will be. Charity shouldn’t be done to appease those that would not lend a hand themselves. Charity must be from the heart, and if others can’t find it in their hearts to help those poor folks in OK, I don’t give a damn what they think.

  • Hep

    The spin on this will still be that Glenn Beck is ‘a crazy alcoholic’ who is getting in the ‘real First Responders’ way’, and he’s just doing all this for ratings.

  • stellatruman

    I practice no religion , but I can’t help notice that its always Christian efforts that are the first ones to organize and get their boots on th ground

  • stellatruman

    I practice no religion , but I can’t help notice that its always Christian efforts that are the first ones to organize and get their boots on th ground

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    FIX
    EVERYTHING
    MY
    A$$!
    #Treme #HBO
    The Congress should NOMINATE and APPOINT GLENN BECK(GOD BLESS HIM!!) as either the Secretary of FEMA (So disaster relief gets where it should, when it should), Or a job as Disaster relief CZAR, or something like that…And PLEASE, PRAY FOR THE FAMILIES AND VICTIMS OF MOORE, OKLAHOMA! #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    FIX
    EVERYTHING
    MY
    A$$!
    #Treme #HBO
    The Congress should NOMINATE and APPOINT GLENN BECK(GOD BLESS HIM!!) as either the Secretary of FEMA (So disaster relief gets where it should, when it should), Or a job as Disaster relief CZAR, or something like that…And PLEASE, PRAY FOR THE FAMILIES AND VICTIMS OF MOORE, OKLAHOMA! #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Roxann Hall

    I was wondering if anybody knew if there were any organizations needing physical help as well as financial. I wouldn’t mind donating my Memorial Day Weekend to help those in need.

  • Clete Torres

    You are a good man, Glenn Beck.

  • radicallyalyssa

    God bless first responders, all those whom donated, and the victims of this travesty.

  • neoface

    I don’t see John Kerry who is worth more than $250 million offer to help with his own monies, no help from Nancy Pelosi who is worth hundreds of millions offering with her own monies. Oh, they are not real people. Glenn Beck is real and Americans are real. I’m not sure of these politicians, like Hillary Clinton, they are above that?