A little over a week after Hurricane Dorian made landfall and ravaged parts of the Bahamas, students at Florida Memorial University joined together for a prayer service. Brea Rolle sat in the front pew with her head bowed. Rolle is from Grand Bahama, one of the areas hardest hit by hurricane Dorian. Her mom sent her a message on Whatsapp saying she’s ok, followed by solemn news— their home is completely destroyed.
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"The Bahamas and Florida, we are connected at the hips," said Jaffus Hardrick, president of Florida Memorial College in Miami, where 12 percent of the students are from the Bahamas. "South Florida is what it is because of the impact of the Bahamians many years ago. We're in this together. When they hurt, we hurt."
BARRINGTON IRVING, GAMMA ZETA OMEGA CHAPTER OF THE AKA’S AND FLORIDA MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY (FMU) TEAM UP TO HELP OUR BAHAMIAN NEIGHBORS
Miami Gardens, September 11, 2019 - On Monday, September 9, 2011, Dr. Adrienne Cooper, provost, a group of volunteer students, and the Gamma Zeta Omega chapter of the AKA’s met with Barrington Irving, FMU alum, to fly over vital supplies to Bahamians in crisis.
Dr. Adrienne Cooper, FMU students and the Gamma Zeta Omega Chapter of the AKA’s met with Barrington Irving, FMU alum, to send much needed supplies to the Bahamas.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Florida Memorial University student Khalil Dean said he has been messaging constantly with his grandmother. They lost contact with relatives in the Bahamas when Hurricane Dorian unleashed its fury.