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laying shingles 11

This is a picture of Hillel students putting down shingles to replace a roof damaged by Hurricane Katrina. 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, this house at 291 Kuhn street had a brand new roof. This photograph was taken by...

a finished roof

This is a picture of Hillel students posing on the newly-finished roof of the house at 291 Kuhn Street in Biloxi, 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, were eager to put these new skills to use.

Finishing the roof

This is a picture of Hillel students putting finishing touches on the new roof that they had built on a house on 291 Kuhn Street in Biloxi, 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.

putting felt paper down on the roof

This is a picture of Hillel students putting down felt paper on a house in Biloxi, Mississippi. Shingles are then put over the felt paper. 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, this house at 291 Kuhn street had a brand new roof.

Removing Shingles

This is a picture of Hillel students removing shingles from a roof damaged by Hurricane Katrina in order to build a new roof in its place. 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, this house at 291 Kuhn street had a brand new roof.