• ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Reaches $100 Million Mark

    The mega-donation campaign that has taken the world by storm, just announced news of hitting a $100 million milestone.

    That’s right. The Ice Bucket Challenge broke the $100 million mark Friday as viral videos of people all over the world dumping ice on their heads, continues to make headlines and invade news feeds.

    The $100 million in donations are from three million donors who have contributed in the last month to the ALS Association to help combat Lou Gehrig’s disease.

    “The word gratitude doesn’t do enough to express what we are feeling right now,” ALS President and CEO Barbara Newhouse said in a statement.

    The Ice Bucket Challenge has generated funny footage from Hollywood stalwarts like Patrick Stewart and liberal douche Matt Damon, among many others. Political figures like George W. Bush, Governor Mitt Romney, and Libertarian philanthropist Charles Koch got in on the ice bucket bandwagon.

    However, everybody isn’t welcome to the ice cold fun. As Daily Surge reported, the U.S. State Department banned all diplomates from participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

    Leave it to the government to pour cold water on a good cause.

    Perhaps we can use a similar challenge to help pay down America’s staggering $17 trillion debt?

    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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