BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Fresh off a road trip to Dallas, the Ravens were up and out early Monday morning to help others in need.

For more than a decade, the team has been keeping those most in need, warm during the cold winter season.

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A tradition in the organization that is very close to their heart.

“It’s just a great thing being able to help out each year,” said Ravens punter Sam Koch.

“Each year we come, it gives the guys the opportunity to know that all the players come out today to help us do this, care about them,” said Wade Brown, CEO of  Kathryn’s Closet.

This year, Steve Smith, Terrance Cody and Sam Koch represented the team, partnering with the Helping Up Mission and Kathryn’s Closet to hand out coats, hats and gloves.

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“To be able to get out here and help the guys in the community, each and every year,” said Koch.

Then players fielded questions and provided inspiration.

“Yeah man, chase your dreams. Anything is possible, just stay focused and stay on track. Don’t ever let anyone tell you you can’t become something,” said running back Terrance West.

The Helping Up Mission has been around since 1885, and is one of Baltimore’s oldest and largest non-profit organizations. This is the 12th year the Ravens have handed out coats, hats and gloves.

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