"I want Baltimore back:" Group helps clean up city, hopes to lead by example

Emotions have been high this week in Baltimore. But now, there are signs the city is coming together in peace. One group told FOX 5 they're hoping to lead by example.

There's a new sound sweeping through the streets of Baltimore. It's the she sound of people coming together to pick up the pieces of their city. After Monday's riots, Amber Unglesbee Watched a CVS burn and says she couldn't stand by idly.

"It saddens everybody to see a city come into a situation like this, and we want to come support the city of Baltimore, the business owners, the homeowners that unfortunately got destruction from this," Unlgesbee said.

Unglesbee said Monday's riots were unlike anything she had seen before. Her reaction? Tears.

"Honestly I cried," she said. "I'm down in the city all the time for work and it was very upsetting to see the entire city go into shambles within a matter of minutes."

So, this group of friends gave up their Saturday morning and drove from Carroll County to Baltimore all to help put the city back together--- and hoping others will follow their lead.

"I wanted to set an example, not only for my kids, but everyone else out there when they see people in distress and people need help, if you have time in your day, then you need to help. That's what makes a community.

Unglesbee's hope is that the destruction will not define Baltimore, and that the decisions to charge the six officers will continue to change the way of protestors.

"No this is not a fair portrayal of Baltimore, this is not Baltimore," she said. "You can't let a few people who decided to take it to the next level and destruct the city, portray the city. There are bad people everywhere."

At the end of the day, Amber and her friends want one thing.

"I want it back, I want Baltimore back."


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