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Martin, Lady Ravens Lend a Hand


On his day off, Ravens cornerback Derrick Martin went to work, but you couldn't find him in the weight room or at the training facility. He wasn't sitting at home either; He was building one for someone else.

Martin displayed his carpentry skills on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 16, when he helped refurbish a home in Baltimore along with Sandtown Habitat for Humanity.

Despite his strength and talent, he couldn't get the job done alone. Martin was joined by a group of Ravens cheerleaders, volunteers from M&T Bank and the Lady Ravens Association – including Ingrid Harbaugh, wife of Ravens head coach John Harbaugh.

The fearless cheerleaders climbed ladders to work on the ceilings. It was helpful that they were familiar with heights, considering the stunts they perform on the field, but plenty of spotters were on site just in case.

The task for the day at 1226 N. Gilmore Street was insulation. Habitat volunteers will move on to caulking and painting next week, and will continue to work on the home each Tuesday until Oct. 7, the day of the annual NFL/United Way Hometown Huddle.

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