|The founders of Make a Difference organized and supervised this service trip to rural Biloxi, Mississippi in 2001. The group included 90 high school kids and 12 adult advisors from the First Congregational Church in Guilford, CT. The group stayed and shared meals with residents of the community further establishing a connection beneficial to all.
We embarked upon several different community development projects simultaneously working 8 hours per day. The most significant project included designing and constructing a one story 1,100 s.f. House for a local elderly couple. We procured all the necessary materials to frame, roof, side and install windows for this house. Another group followed our lead and completed the interior of the house shortly after we left.