George Starke ran a Ford dealership in suburban Maryland, but could never find enough mechanics. Meanwhile, in nearby D.C., plenty of kids were headed nowhere.
“Why not give these kids a skill?” George reasoned. Since it was a matter of life or death for the kids, George did what it took. After years of planning, he sold his dealership to open today’s Excel Institute Automotive School. And thanks to grants and donations, tuition is free.
George says, “Our graduates prove that, with help, anyone can turn things around.”
This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. One man, who did the right thing, is having an economic impact in the D.C. area. More important, he is reclaiming lives and demonstrating the high calling of our daily work.
Then our sons in their youth will be like well-nurtured plants, and our daughters will be like pillars carved to adorn a palace. . . Blessed are the people of whom this is true; blessed are the people whose God is the LORD.
(Ps. 144:12, 15)