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Baltimore Ravens owner donates money to rebuild historically black churches in Louisiana

Posted at 9:21 PM, Apr 18, 2019

BALTIMORE, Md. — Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti donated money to rebuild historically black churches in Louisiana.

According to a Ravens spokesperson, Bisciotti reached out to former Ravens player Benjamin Watson to donate $100,000 to the rebuilding of churches that were intentionally burned down a few weeks ago in rural St. Landry Parish.

The intentionally set fires burned three historically black churches, St. Mary Baptist Church on March 26, Greater Union Baptist Church on April 2 and Mount Pleasant Baptist Church on April 4.

Donations started pouring in to a GoFundMe account tailored to the rebuilding of the churches after the news of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire in Paris. Social media campaigns spread awareness about the damaged churches which led people to not only contribute to the rebuilding of the cathedral, but to donate funds to rebuild the three churches.

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The GoFundMe page has currently surpassed its goal with over $2 million of donations.