Reporting Jessica Kartalija
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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — ‘Tis the season for giving–and Ravens players are quite good at giving back.
Jessica Kartalija explains Ravens player Ed Reed is making sure hundreds of families have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Ravens free safety Ed Reed certainly has a lot to be thankful for.
“We want to feed as many as we can in Baltimore,” Reed said.
So he is helping hundreds of students at the SEED School have a special holiday.
“The amazing Ed Reed from the Baltimore Ravens comes out and gives not just turkeys but entire Thanksgiving meals to every one of our 38 families from across 16 counties in the state of Maryland,” said Khalek Kirkland, the head of the SEED School.
It’s the second year Reed has done this as part of his Eye of the Hurricane Foundation, a nonprofit benefiting underprivileged children.
“This is the time of giving. Thanksgiving is the time of love and you can see all the love around here, everybody around here just helping out,” Reed said.
As students boarded buses to head home for the Thanksgiving holiday, Reed signed autographs and handed out all the fixings for a great turkey dinner.
“I think he is pretty nice for him to give us turkeys,” said one.
Reed says he’s helping set an example for the future generation.
“I think it’s a good opportunity because he’s giving to people that don’t have much,” said Noah Rodgers.
“You just look around and you see all the people here, all the parents and volunteers. This is what it’s all about,” Reed said.
Parents say they couldn’t be more appreciative; Reed says it’s his pleasure.
“For him to do this, it’s a blessing,” said Stacey McFadden.
“If you can help one, that one can help another and you can keep on building from there,” Reed said.
The Ed Reed Eye of the Hurricane Foundation is aimed at improving the lives of children, especially those here in Baltimore.
This is the second year Reed has donated turkey dinners to every student at the SEED School.