Musician's Emergency Resource Foundation

President, Elaine Hertweck 502-338-0502


 Merf appreciates all of our donors. We would not be able to help music professionals in need without caring hearts like yours! 

Direct Donations


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Click Here to see ways you can help MERF.


Musician's Emergency Resource Foundation
P.O. Box 22552
Louisville, KY 40252

In the event of a death in the family, please remember that MERF accepts memorial donations. You may make a donation to MERF in lieu of sending flowers or directly dedicate your donation in your will.



 Shopping at Amazon Smile allows part of your money to go to help our musicians in need!


You can help MERF just by shopping for your groceries! (if you don't have a Kroger rewards card, you can get one at any Kroger service desk.)

  • Visit and click on Sign In/Register (If you've already got an account, jus sign in and then skip down to "Click on Kroger Community Rewards information.)
  • Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by filling out the required information
  • You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email. The Kroger page will load again.
  • Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
  • Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
  • Update or confirm your information.
  • Enter our NPO number  96733, select Musician's Emergency Resource Foundation from list and click on confirm.
  • To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page.
  • Do you use your phone number at the register?  Call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.

GREAT! Now every time you swipe your card or enter the phone number associated with this card, MERF will get monies!