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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan asked for the Ravens to help #UniteMD and he got a response. This is why the Ravens are really one of the best franchises on the planet.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan asked for the Ravens to help #UniteMD and he got a response. This is why the Ravens are really one of the best franchises on the planet.

Head coach John Harbaugh, future Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis, quarterback Joe Flacco and more than 85 others from the organization delivered food and spoke with youth at Baltimore city schools today. After a week of rioting and protesting, Baltimore was left burning and in rubble. Youth were wandering the streets asking questions that no one could reasonably answer. With that, the Ravens got out on draft day and worked hard to connect the city and it's people again.

"This is what it’s all about," Harbaugh said during a CNN interview after meeting with the coaches and players at Frederick Douglass High School.

"We have an opportunity to change Baltimore," Lewis said during an assembly at Douglass. "If you want to make real change, be the example of change."

Many people over the last year or two have begun to look at Baltimore as a cesspool and a place where criminals play, partly due to these riots and partly due to scandals involving Ravens players. The Ravens are doing everything in their power to change that perception and fix a broken, flawed city. It is beyond commendable what they have done today and what they continue to do through various channels.