MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) — Middle Tennessee State University is sending support to The Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.
MTSU is flying two planes out Sunday with supplies. One of the planes is the personal aircraft of Board of Trustees Vice Chair Darrell Freeman.
University officials said seven of their 51 Bahamian students are from Freeport and Abaco, the islands that were hit the hardest. They said they have been in contact with the family members of the students and ask them to send a list of supplies they would need.
Officials said they are sending the supplies to the families needed most; generators, medicine, insulin, and other basic supplies.
MTSU is requesting that people give donations, not goods. You can donate to the Raider Relief efforts by clicking here.
President McPhee was overwhelmed by the emotion that greeted them when they arrived.
They met with parents of some of the students whose families were greatly impacted by the storm.
A church in Freeport is serving as a distribution hub for donations, they sent members and trucks to pick up goods from the MTSU plane.
They’re planning another Raider Relief flight later this week.
People can donate by texting RAIDERRELIEF to 41444, can also go to website mtsu.edu.