Savannah State students find a temporary home at Fort Valley State

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FORT VALLEY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – They’re sister universities, and that blood line runs deep–especially when there’s an emergency.

“You depend on family and friends. And here was family,” said Savannah State President Cheryl Dozier.

Dozier is grateful to Fort Valley State for housing nearly 200 students on campus.

“So we are thankful to Fort Valley State University for housing our students,” said Dozier. “We’ve had several other institutions, Georgia College and Georgia State University provided buses to get our students here and we’re so happy they did because at this time you cannot even go into Savannah.”

Savannah State student Daniel Agponze was thankful as well.

“Yeah you know it’s real great hospitality,” said Agponze. “I was a little surprised at the length of the drive, honestly, but we came here and they welcomed us with open arms.”

Not to mention FVSU students like the open embrace as well.

FVSU student Joseph Cornick just transferred from Savannah State.

“It’s like a family, for me like I said, coming from there coming here, it’s like my family here and my family there meet together,” said Cornick.

Dozier says they’re aiming to have classes starting again Monday morning, based on the condition of the campus.