MDC Foundation Launches Relief Effort for Students Affected by Hurricane DorianThe relief effort is part of MDC’s fourth annual I AM MDC Day campaign

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Miami Dade College Foundation will aid students from the Bahamas who have been affected by Hurricane Dorian. The effort is part of MDC’s fourth annual I AM MDC Day campaign benefitting MDC students, which is already underway.

As families begin recovery and rebuilding efforts after the devastating storm, the Miami Dade College community wants to ensure students can continue their education. Beginning today, the community can donate to Hurricane Dorian Relief as part of the I AM MDC Day campaign at to support tuition and other assistance.

“Our hearts go out to our friends and neighbors in the Bahamas who have been severely battered by Hurricane Dorian. It’s an important time for us to come together,” said Mark Cole, vice president of advancement and executive director of Miami Dade College Foundation. “Let’s rally around the needs of all students on I AM MDC Day.”

Two years ago, with the help of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and community partners, MDC was able to help the storm-ravaged island of Puerto Rico when Hurricane Maria hit. Many students displaced by the hurricane found refuge in South Florida, especially at MDC, where doors are open to anyone. Puerto Rican students were able to receive tuition and other assistance at MDC to continue their studies and achieve their dreams.

I AM MDC Day celebrates the community-building power of MDC and over 2 million lives changed since first opening its doors on Sept. 6, 1960. The campaign, which raises money for students, is now in its fourth year. Organized by Miami Dade College Foundation, I AM MDC Day is the College’s largest annual community-led fundraiser.