Baltimore Ravens Players Give Winter Gear & Hope To Community In Need

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BALTIMORE (WJZ)—The Ravens once again show they’re great on and off the field by giving back to the community.

Monique Griego was there as they handed out winter gear to some deserving fans.

Big guys with big hearts. That’s the Ravens.

“It’s not all about football x’s & o’s. It’s about what have you done to the man next to you to get better,” said Cory Redding, Baltimore Ravens.

Redding is one of several players who handed out winter gear to 250 men staying at the Helping Up Mission.

Many of these men are homeless or recovering from addiction.

“It’s an opportunity for them to have a moment they wouldn’t normally have,” said Wade Brown.

Brown, from Daikon Kathryn’s Kloset, provided the jackets, gloves and hats – but says it’s the players that make it an experience.

“It’s just like a dream come true to see one of these guys,” said Trent Cunningham, who received a jacket.

“They feel like they’re a part of us, and it’s a great feeling to have,” said Terrence Cody, Baltimore Ravens.

For many of the people it’s more than just receiving these items. The fact that the players came down motivates them in their own lives.

“It’s an incredible morale boost,” said one recipient.

Harlem Globetrotter Choo Smith wanted to send a message.

“You have hope. You can do well and make it to the next level,” Smith said.

The players know it’s not about the coat. It’s the confidence that comes with it.

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