“Life Build” Grad Class

First graduating class for “Life Build” 2015:

Life Build Grads 2015

Stennett, Marshall, Aaquil, Allante, Anton, Raymond, Michael


Life Build was started by the Oddis Group of 2nd New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Eric Burr, in Royal Oak Twp., Ferndale MI. The goal of the organization is to help underprivileged young men and women prepare for job skills that will help them change their lives while building a career. The first class was a concentration of training for jobs in commercial roofing. At the conclusion of the course all 7 of the young men will receive full time employment at Bruttell Roofing in Oak Park. These jobs will pay a living wage with benefits and the potential to move up in the organization. All the services for the training were provided by either individual contributors, personal donations and volunteer services from community leaders. These included daily classroom activities provided by Asenath Andrews, physical training by Robert Pottenger, life skill training by Faith Works Member Greg Long, martial arts training by Faith Works Member Mike Mannino, and a full complement of tools for the job provided by Faith Works in partnership with 100 Women Who Care. Materials for building projects were donated by Domenic Morelli and Joe Priest with building skill training provide by local builder Fred Burr and Donzell Crockett.

Congratulations to the first Class of “Life Build” 2015 !!!!