If you’ve spent any time at Millersville University in the past few, you may have noticed the construction of new, and the demolition of old, residence halls. Over the next few years, the old residence halls will be replaced by suite-style living areas. With the razing of residence halls comes a wealth of furniture—from desks and chairs to mattresses and dressers. The University decided to donate all the furniture from Lenhardt Hall to charities, including Habitat for Humanity and Catholic Charities Immigration and Refugee Services of Harrisburg (CCIRSH).
“CCIRSH provides lodging for refugees who found their way here from Somalia, Iraq and many other third world countries,” said John Cox, assistant director of purchasing
and campus services. “These people came here with nothing, so at least these beds and dressers will provide them with a comfortable place to sleep and a place to store their clothes.”
Lenhardt Hall, along with fellow high-rise residence hall Burrowes, will be demolished this summer.