My Brother’s Keeper to Host Annual Gratitude Mass

After spending nearly three decades in real estate management, Martin Raffol now focuses his efforts on helping business owners prepare their organizations for sale. As an area director and business broker for Murphy Business and Financial Corporation in Natick, Massachusetts, Martin Raffol performs business valuations and works with business owners to help increase the value of their operations. When not working, Martin Raffol volunteers his time to charitable and community organizations such as the Natick Service Council and My Brother’s Keeper.

My Brother’s Keeper (MBK), a Christian-based organization that delivers food and furniture to individuals in need, is preparing to host its 23rd Annual Gratitude Mass on Nov. 28, 2013. Held each year on the Friday after Thanksgiving, the Gratitude Mass serves as the organization’s annual kickoff to the Christmas season. At the Mass, MBK asks each family to donate a gift for an underprivileged child. All gifts are presented during the liturgy by the children in attendance at the Mass.

Founded in 1988, MBK has made more than 95,000 deliveries to date to individuals and families in need in the state of Massachusetts. With two locations in Dartmouth and Easton, Massachusetts, what began as a husband and wife team operating from the basement of their home has blossomed into an organization comprised of nine full-time employees and more than 3,000 volunteers who are dedicated to providing assistance to the underserved in the community.