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the pod village

This is a picture of the "pods," or hard-shell tents, that Hillel students stayed in while participating in Hillel's alternative spring break programs. Prysbyterian Disaster Assistance turned the grounds of the Orange Grove Presbyterian Church in Gulfport, Mississippi, into a volunteer village where groups of volunteers could stay while rebuilding homes in the area. Hundreds of students from Hillels across the country spent their winter and spring breaks learning basic construction skills and...

inside a pod at the volunteer village

This is a picture of the inside of one of the "pods," or hard-shell tents, that Hillel students stayed in while participating in one of Hillel's Alternative Spring Break programs in the spring of 2006. Presybeterian Disaster Assistance turned the grounds of the Orange Grove Presbyterian Church in Gulfport, Mississippi into a volunteer village, where 150 volunteers at a time could stay while helping rebuild nearby neighborhoods. Hundreds of students from Hillels across the country spent their...

Orange Grove Presbyterian Church

This is a picture of the sign for the Orange Grove Presbyterian Church in Gulfport, Mississippi. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance established Volunteer Villages along the Gulf Coast to house the many volunteers who helped in the region after Hurricane Katrina. Hillel students stayed in these villages while participating in Hillel's spring 2006 alternative spring break trips. Hundreds of college students from Hillels across the country spent their winter or spring breaks in Gulfport and Biloxi,...