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hammering the floor

This is a picture of University of Vermont student Ashley Orenberg hammering a nail into the floor of a house that they were building from the ground up in Gulfport, Mississippi. Shye was part of a group of hundreds of college students from Hillels across the country that spent their winter or spring breaks in Gulfport and Biloxi, Mississippi, repairing homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina. The students learned basic construction and roofing skills. By the end of the week, the exterior of this...

laying down the floor 3

This is a picture of Hillel students laying down the floor of a house that they were building from the ground up in Gulfport, Mississippi. These students were part of a group of hundreds of college students from Hillels across the country that spent their winter or spring breaks in Gulfport and Biloxi, Mississippi, repairing homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina. The students learned basic construction and roofing skills. By the end of the week, the exterior of this house, which would house three...

laying down the floor 2

This is a picture of Hillel students laying down the floor of a house that they were building from the ground up in Gulfport, Mississippi. These students were part of a group of hundreds of college students from Hillels across the country that spent their winter or spring breaks in Gulfport and Biloxi, Mississippi, repairing homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina. The students learned basic construction and roofing skills. By the end of the week, the exterior of this house, which would house three...

laying down the floor

This is a picture of Hillel students laying down the floor of a house that they were building from the ground up in Gulfport, Mississippi. These students were part of a group of hundreds of college students from Hillels across the country that spent their winter or spring breaks in Gulfport and Biloxi, Mississippi, repairing homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina. The students learned basic construction and roofing skills. By the end of the week, the exterior of this house, which would house three...

student with nail gun

This is a picture of University of Vermont student Meryl Klein nailing pieces of shingle to a roof on a house in Gulfport, Mississippi. She was part of a group of hundreds of college students from Hillels across the country that spent their winter or spring breaks in Gulfport and Biloxi, Mississippi, repairing homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina. The students learned basic construction and roofing skills, and worked on many homes over the course of their time in Mississippi. This picture was...