Mike Whatley loves to help his community when he can. Contributing to the his hometown and community is something that he is always willing to do when he can.

Recently, he has been contributing through the Help Houma Hurricane Relief. Houma and other bayou communities in South Louisiana were hit hard by Hurricane Ida and residents are reeling from the destruction. Whatley’s home is Brookhaven, but he and his wife are natives of Houma, Louisiana. He has family and property there, and a large part of his heart is there, too.

“Our partners and our local media, civic organizations and hospital always do a great job of stepping up and helping other communities in time of disasters,” Miller said. “Brookhaven always steps up and I am super proud of that.”

Donations will be accepted beginning Friday morning at The Daily Leader, Mike Whatley Honda, the Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, B92.1/MAGIC 104.3/The Buyer’s Guide on Schwem Avenue, and the Wesson and Natchez campuses of Copiah-Lincoln Community College — the Ewing Administration Building in Wesson and the VP Office Building in Natchez.