Radio and music industry website Allaccess.com recently interviewed Michael for their “10 Questions with” feature. Read the interview here!
Thank you to all of those who have reached out to our community following Sunday February 10th’s devastating EF4 tornado that hit the cities of Hattiesburg and Petal. We are all fine here but it has been an emotional and stressful week covering the storm for the SuperTalk/MS News Network and seeing parts of our community devastated and destroyed. The tornado passed just outside our Hattiesburg studios yet miraculously there was no damage to the building and I was able to broadcast emergency information to those effected within hours of the storm moving out of the area. Having been in “broadcast” mode since Sunday evening, the reality of this tragedy didn’t completely register until yesterday when I toured some of the areas hit. But we will rebuild and recover, though the lives of those effected will never be the same.
For those wishing to volunteer their time to aid in the relief and cleanup effort, please go to volunteerhattiesburg.org. This is an incredible organization that helps businesses and organizations find ways to get involved in the community and they have been posting updates on Facebook places for people to meet that wish to help.
You can also donate to the University of Southern Miss’ relief fund by going to usmfoundation.com/relief or donate to the Red Cross by going to redcross.org/mississippi or by calling 800-RED CROSS or text REDCROSS to 90999.
Mississippi always ranks as one of the top fundraising and charitable states in the Nation. We never think twice to help when we can when there is a need anywhere in the World and that holds true for when the need is in our backyard. That mentality make me proud to live here and call Hattiesburg my home and it’s citizens my neighbors.
God bless those effected and praise God that there where no fatalities.
- Michael Mergens