Lincoln Dorm Reopens After Fire

1 decade 1 year 9 months ago Monday, September 04 2006 Sep 4, 2006 Monday, September 04, 2006 10:04:07 PM CDT September 04, 2006 in News

"A lot of community businesses have donated water, snacks; Wal-Mart has been really good to the girls," Melissa Fisel of the Red Cross said. University administrators hope to have most of them back in the dorm by this weekend.

Students will be moving back to the tenth floor first, and most should be back in their rooms by the weekend.But those on the sixth and seventh floors will live in area hotels for about eight weeks during the repairs. Lincoln University is paying for the hotels and will provide shuttle service to campus.

"I'm thankful to be alive.You know, the stuff that I do have, hopefully I can use it, but if not, I just gotta go on from there," seventh floor resident Veronica Thomas said. She was bringing her belongings outside the dorm to sort them: what to store, what to take to her hotel room, and what to throw away.

"They might not all have their belongings but they all have their lives, so everybody is really happy about that," Misty Young of the university's Public Information and University Relations said.

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