Musician's Emergency Resource Foundation

President, Elaine Hertweck 502-338-0502

"MERF helped me at a time when I needed it the most. Musicians are the great healers of the world and MERF helps heal us. I owe MERF a debt of graitude." 
Dave Young/Merry Pranksters 

"MERF kept the gigs alive,"
Stolen Amp/Brian Vinson 

"Thanks MERF for helping musicians in need/Thanks for the Financial support/Thanks for giving me the opportunity to perform in helping other musicians in need." 
Jerry Roubieu 

"I appreciate the help I received from MERF for my vocal surgery. Not only did they provide financial assistance, MERF also provided manpower and promotional consideration for a benefit to help with medical expenses. It is difficult enough trying to make a living in this business we call music. It is comforting to know there are people willing to make a difference in our lives. MERF is a valuable resource for the Lousiville music community and anyway I can help and or support I will. People are our greatest natural resource. Thank you for all you do!" 
Billy Stoops 

"When I received assistance from MERF it was a very difficult time in my life, unsure how I was going to make ends meet, a friend went to MERF for me and it truly helped put the beans on the table. Thank you, MERF! I've always considered it an honor to play the shows and help out my friends!"
Marilyn Kington 

"Musicians are always called on to help others - MERF is THE way of  musicians helping musicians"
Marvin Maxwell