Growing up, Jameel McClain, his mother, and his three siblings turned to The Salvation Army for food and shelter. When Baltimore became his home after earning a position on the NFL Baltimore Ravens, Jameel immediately began giving back, working with the Boys & Girls Clubs, encouraging youth in our shelter, and hosting an annual Thanksgiving dinner for 53 (his jersey number) families. Upon moving to the NY Giants this year, Jameel has already connected with The Salvation Army in the Greater New York area, and has committed to continuing the tradition started in Baltimore. The Salvation Army of Central Maryland is honored to continue to partner with Jameel in his efforts to give back to the community and give hope to those growing up in similar circumstances.

53 Families Playlist on YouTube:
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53 Families web page with NFL Network video of Jameel’s story and community efforts.