Former Baltimore Raven Ben Watson issued a call for help, in the effort to rebuild three historically black churches which were destroyed by an arsonist last week. Current Baltimore Ravens Owner Steve Bisciotti heard Watson’s plea, and has answered it, in the form of $100,000.
Watson tweeted his thanks to Bisciotti:
— Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) April 18, 2019
Watson spent two years in Baltimore playing for Bisciotti’s Ravens and the last four years of his career playing in Louisiana for the Saints, before retiring this offseason.
“A GoFundMe page for the churches has raised nearly $2 million, as of Thursday afternoon,” the Baltimore Sun reports.
The three Louisiana churches, which had stood for over a century, were allegedly burned down by 21-year-old Holden Matthews. Hate crime charges were filed against Matthews, who plead not guilty on Monday.
Governor John Bel Edwards of Louisiana said last week, that although he does not know the motivations behind the fires, he considers them to be “evil acts.”
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