Community, Cottage Grove

Temporary shelters built at overflow camp

COTTAGE GROVE ­— Last week, volunteers in Cottage Grove worked alongside campers at the overflow shelter space to build “Happy Huts,” to prepare for the coming winter weather. The huts were built with PVC pipe, rebar, tarps and pallet wood. The project is a collaboration between camp residents and volunteers. Venice Mason, who coordinated the hut-build, said, “The shelter provides much needed protection from the elements for those who are living in a gravel lot with no protection other than flimsy tents and tarps. Coordinating efforts, the city, local non-profits, religious and civil groups along with camp residents . . .