At MORI Associates social responsibility is fundamental to how we do business. Whether it is donating time, talent, or resources, MORI recognizes the importance of giving back to the community. One of our primary social initiatives is ensuring children are receiving the educational funding and resources they need to succeed. MORI is committed to this initiative through donating to schools across the country. This includes contributing supplies and scheduling employee visits to the Montgomery Primary Achievement Center (MPAC) as well as assisting in establishing a scholarship for the John Muir High School for Engineering and Environmental Science in Pasadena, California. With our company’s national presence, we take every step to support schools in the local communities we serve to ensure the education of the future engineering, science, and information technology leaders. In addition, MORI supports many other social initiatives that are listed below:
American Cancer Society
MORI Associates is once again proud to support the work of the American Cancer Society through corporate donations and with our participation in Daffodil Days, one of the Society’s oldest fundraising programs. For 35 years Daffodil Days has empowered people to make a difference in the fight against cancer by raising funds and awareness to help beat the disease and enabling the Society to offer free programs and services to improve the lives of people facing cancer. The daffodil serves as a symbol of hope for a future where cancer no longer threatens those we love.
Children’s National Medical Center
MORI Associates is recognized for its continued support to Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC). CNMC has provided hope to sick children and their families throughout the region for more than 130 years. What started as a small hospital has grown to a nationally recognized leader in pediatric medicine with research facilities, satellite offices around the beltway, and primary care centers. CNMC’s physicians and nurses are among the best in the nation — providing everything from routine well-baby exams to pediatric specialists in all medical disciplines. CNMC is also a research facility, with hundreds of grants and studies performed each year.
The Children’s Inn at National Institute of Health (NIH)
In June 1990, The Children’s Inn at NIH opened its doors to pediatric patients and their families. Since then The Inn has been in continuous operation: 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. During the past 20 years, 10,000 seriously ill children and their families have made 40,000 visits to The Inn.
Children and families travel from all over the world to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) because conventional treatments have failed to have sufficient impact on their illnesses. Located in Bethesda, Maryland, NIH is the world’s premier biomedical research facility. Children receive treatment for illnesses such as cancer, heart, lung, blood, bone and growth disorders, mental illnesses, and HIV infection.
The warmth and camaraderie of The Inn stand in sharp contrast to the isolation of a hotel room. In the lively atmosphere of The Inn, the kids and their families can put aside the challenges they face. The Inn gives kids a place to be kids for a while, instead of patients. At the end of the treatment day, they leave behind the IV drips, the needles, the nurses and doctors to return to The Inn and, most importantly, to the comforting presence of their families as well as caring staff and volunteers.
The overriding philosophy at The Children’s Inn is that families make a difference in the lives of their sick children. To treat a patient effectively, the healthcare team must care for the family and child as one. The emotional comfort a family gives to a sick child and the mutual support among kids and families who share the same experience together are invaluable.
Make a Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic
The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of the Mid-Atlantic, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that fulfills the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. The Foundation serves children who reside in Maryland, the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia (Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William Counties as well as city of Alexandria), and Delaware.
Founded in 1983, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic, Inc. has fulfilled the wishes of nearly 6,000 children fighting illnesses such as cancer, pediatric AIDS, cystic fibrosis, Duchene’s muscular dystrophy, and heart disease.
A wish fulfilled creates a memorable experience for a child fighting a life-threatening medical condition and gives him or her something positive to think about instead of medical treatments and hospital visits. Often, this “wish therapy” becomes a part of the treatment process.
Montgomery County, Maryland Hospice
Montgomery Hospice is a nonprofit hospice serving residents of Montgomery County, Maryland. Their team of doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, spiritual counselors, social workers, certified nursing assistants, bereavement counselors, and volunteers works with patients and their families to provide quality end-of-life care in homes, extended care facilities and at Casey House, our acute care facility.
American Red Cross
Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation’s premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. Over the years, the organization has expanded its services, always with the aim of preventing and relieving suffering.
Today, in addition to domestic disaster relief, the American Red Cross offers compassionate services in five other areas: community services that help the needy; support and comfort for military members and their families; the collection, processing and distribution of lifesaving blood and blood products; educational programs that promote health and safety; and international relief and development programs.
The American Red Cross is where people mobilize to help their neighbors—across the street, across the country, and across the world—in emergencies. Each year, in communities large and small, victims of some 70,000 disasters turn to neighbors familiar and new—the more than half a million volunteers and 35,000 employees of the Red Cross. Through nearly 700 locally supported chapters, more than 15 million people gain the skills they need to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their homes, communities and world.
Some four million people give blood—the gift of life—through the Red Cross, making it the largest supplier of blood and blood products in the United States. And the Red Cross helps thousands of U.S. service members separated from their families by military duty stay connected. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, a global network of 186 national societies, the Red Cross helps restore hope and dignity to the world’s most vulnerable people.
An average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs. The Red Cross is not a government agency; it relies on donations of time, money, and blood to do its work.
The Arc of Montgomery County
The Arc of Montgomery County is one of the largest and oldest nonprofit organizations in Maryland that serves individuals, families and employers affected by intellectual and developmental disabilities. Since 1958, The Arc has been the leading provider of life-long educational, residential, vocational, and support programs and resources. Through partnerships with government, businesses, schools and other nonprofit organizations, The Arc takes pride in providing award-winning services and advocacy that builds and strengthens the entire community.
Reel American Heroes Foundation
MORI Associates provides monetary support for Reel American Heroes Foundation. The Reel American Heroes Foundation is a nonprofit organization that seeks to promote recreational opportunities for active duty soldiers and retired or injured veterans of the United States Military. The organization sets up weekend fishing events at Military Bases in the United States throughout the year as a thank you to the brave men, women, and their families that have served or are currently serving in the US Armed Forces. This includes providing fishing equipment, games, food, drinks, and entertainment to soldiers and their families free of charge.