Keep Massachusetts Beautiful Honors MORSE as its Business Partner of the Year
Keep Massachusetts Beautiful, a nonprofit organization focused on getting people involved with improving their communities through cleanups and beautification projects, honored MORSE Corp as its Business Partner of the Year during a Dec. 2 ceremony.
MORSE employees cleared 1,163 Pounds of trash in Cambridge on Oct. 14 as part of its collaboration with Keep Massachusetts Beautiful, which began in 2019.
One hundred and twenty MORSE employees took part in the cleanup effort in East Cambridge and along Memorial Drive. MORSE coordinated with the city government to remove items that did not fit into trash bags, including discarded furniture and construction materials.
“The ‘M’ in MORSE stands for ‘mission.’ While our work is focused on supporting the mission of our armed forces, we also want to support the local community where we work,” said Andreas Kellas, MORSE Corp CEO. “It was a surprise and an honor to receive this award, and it’s been a tremendous pleasure to work with Keep Massachusetts Beautiful to give back to the community.”
MORSE previously collaborated with Keep Massachusetts Beautiful to clean up South Boston’s Carson Beach in July 2019 and 2020.
“MORSE employees have been some of our most active and enthusiastic corporate volunteers over the past three years,” said Neil Rhein, founder and executive director of Keep Massachusetts Beautiful. “They set a great example that I hope others will follow and are making a real difference when it comes to cleaning up the vast of amounts of litter in the Greater Boston area.”
Other recent MORSE efforts in the local community include working with Habitat for Humanity in September to help build a house in Mission Hill. The company also works closely with Homes for Our Troops, sending a 26-member team to a 5K race benefiting the organization on Nov. 14 and contributing $20,000 last year to help build an accessible home for a wounded veteran in Derry, N.H.