MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) - The devastation Hurricane Dorian left behind is heart breaking. Many communities lost everything, including loved ones.

MTSU has started a fundraiser to help those who lost everything; its president Dr. Sidney McPhee is from Bahamas.

McPhee lost his grand niece in the storm.

“My niece was swept away by the flood. She was in her home up in the attic and the water came up to that level. A friend who was with her went back to get someone else and when he came back she was gone.”

Dr. McPhee told News4 several family members impacted lost everything they had including their homes and livelihoods.

“In Marsh Harbour I have a first cousin whose home business, his sisters and my other cousins is completely destroyed", said Dr. McPhee.

Dr. McPhee said there are 51 MTSU students from the Bahamas.

Yesterday they started the Raider Relief fund to send aid to those in desperate need.

So far they've had dozens step up to help out. 

They hope people will donate money so they can purchase supplies like generators, food, and medications. 

If you are interested in helping out you can text RAIDERRELIEF to 41444 or click here. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

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Alexandria Adams joined the News4 team as a reporter in October 2017.

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