Tuesday, December 3, 2013

#givingtuesday 2013

Extend your generosity on #givingtuesday

We hope you all enjoyed the long Thanksgiving weekend!  We are grateful for your on-going support in carrying on Fr. Reiser's legacy of love in Haiti.  

A special thank you to all who participated in our annual Give to the Max Day campaign this month.  We set an ambitious goal of raising $50,000.  We are humbled and amazed by your generosity.  Not only did we reach our goal, but we surpassed it by raising $57,800!    Of this total, $37,800 will be used to continue our ministries of providing food, water and education to the most vulnerable Haitians.   $27,000 was donated specifically to our university scholarship program.  This will cover the cost of books and tuition for six students until they graduate.  A university degree changes not only the life of a student, but the future of an entire family.


If you missed Give to the Max Day,  we invite you to participate in #givingtuesday.  You've heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday?  Now there's a new day  in the holiday season to give back- #givingtuesday!  On TuesdayDecember 3rd visit our GiveMN website, or our homepage to participate.  All funds raised will go toward our university scholarship program.

Your Reiser Relief team

RR students

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Jan 2013 Haiti Mission Trip

Visit our January 8th -15th Haiti Mission Trip Journal to follow along with our volunteers as they are in Haiti lead  by Ann Brau - President of Reiser Relief and neice of Fr. Reiser! http://reiserreliefjournal.blogspot.com/

Monday, December 10, 2012

In Memory of Fr. Reiser - Dec 27 2012 One Year Mass

In Memory of Fr. Reiser

Dec 27, 2012, 6:30pm Holy Mass

The Church of the Epiphany
1900 111th Ave NW
Coon Rapids, MN

One year ago on this day, Fr. Reiser entered eternity - come pray with us for the repose our beloved Father Reiser's soul.

The Family of Fr. Reiser

There will be refreshments and fellowship after the celebration of the Mass.

Give to the Max Day was a huge success for Haiti

Coon Rapids, MN, December 9, 2012— Fr. Reiser’s family and the volunteers at Reiser Relief, Inc. are working together to keep Fr. Reiser’s legacy of helping the poor in Haiti alive.

Give to the Max Day on November 15, 2012 was a terrific success for Reiser Relief, Inc. This on-line giving event, organized by GiveMN.org, encourages Minnesotans to give to non-profit organizations.

Reiser Relief raised $23,995 in online donations and over $24,000 in offline donations for a total of over $48,000! GiveMN.org ranks organizations in total funds raised on-line. Reiser Relief came in 81st place out of over 4,000 non-profits and in 17th place among medium sized non-profits.

The goal of Reiser Relief, Inc., was to begin raising funds to construct the Father Reiser Memorial Elder Care Facility in Titanyen, Haiti. In just one day, over half the funds needed for this project were raised.

Reiser Relief, Inc. hosted a Give to the Max day kickoff event on November 14. Over 200 supporters gathered at the Wayzata Country Club to learn more about the organization and to pledge support to help the poorest of the poor in Haiti.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

#Giving Tuesday Nov 27th - Give a Gift that Helps the Poor in Haiti

A day of national giving? Right on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday? 

The giving spirit continues! After you're stuffed with turkey, strung out on Black Friday deals and vegatated by online shopping on Cyber Monday, get back to the reason for the season: celebrating love and joy as a universal family.

#GivingTuesday has created a national day of giving around the annual shopping and spending season, typically the giving season's "opening day." The #GivingTuesday campaign will the world to help make this season the biggest giving season yet!

These funds will help provide relief, hope and dignity to the poor, elderly and homeless people of Haiti.To provide relief from malnutrition and water born illness by providing food and clean water to women, children and elderly living in slums and impoverished situations.To provide hope for the poorest children and orphans by funding education and housing.To strive, by the Grace and Greatness of God, to be the hands and feet of Christ in serving the most vulnerable Haitians. Your generous support means the world to the people of Haiti.

We at Reiser Relief thank you, Father Reiser thanks you, and the men, women, and children of Haiti thank you.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Mesi Anpil (Thank you!)

Thank you generous supporters to participating in Give to the Max Day 2012.  Yesterday was a tremendous success for Reiser Relief, Inc., and for the poor of Haiti.

In 24 hours we raised $23,995 on-line.

Off line donations are still coming in.

Out of over 4,000 non-profit organizations who participated in Give to the Max day, Reiser Relief, Inc. came in 81st place on the Main Leaderboard.

Among medium sized nonprofit organizations, Reiser Relief, Inc. came in 17th place on the Leaderboard.

Thank you generous donors for your excellent support.  We are well on our way toward our goal of funding the construction of the Fr. Reiser Memorial Elder Care Facility in Titanyen, Haiti.

All glory to God!  How great thou art!

Monday, November 12, 2012

24 Hours 4 Haiti Online Fundraiser 11-15-2012

24 Hours 4 Haiti Online Fundraiser is to provide aid for various Haitian projects supported by Minneapolis, Minnesota based Reiser Relief Inc, who is using GiveMN.org’s – ONLINE platform “Give to the Max Day” (GMTD) to help fund its relief efforts in Haiti, a good venue in keeping awareness alive for the needs in Haiti are great.

The GTMD online fundraiser is scheduled for November 15th and will run from 12:00 am to 11:59pm.


GiveMN’s online GTMD event is open to all Minnesota’s nonprofits and last year, in 24 hours, more than $13 million was raised for non-profits across the state. “Give to the Max Day” provides opportunities for donation dollars to go further, through various prize grants, your donation on November 15 could help the Reiser Relief win an additional $1,000; $5,000; and potentially $10,000 gifts. See our BLOG post for further details about Pre-Scheduleing a donation and winning Golden Tickets.

Ann Brau and Haitian school children
Ann Brau, President of Reiser Relief: “This exciting, one-day event allows thousands to come together and support their favorite organizations. My first visit to Haiti really touched my heart in a special way and my late uncle and founder Father Reiser felt we need to do something extra for Haiti, a country devastated in poverty.

One of our goals is to keep Father Reiser’s legacy alive by continuing to fund his projects in Haiti and be involved in helping to fund additional much-needed projects in Haiti as Father would have done.

Ann and Joyce filling up buckets of water
We were able to see firsthand some of the many projects Father Reiser and Reiser Relief are part of in Haiti. We were thrilled to see all that has been done (good things ARE happening in Haiti!), but extremely touched and saddened to see how much suffering still takes place there on a daily basis. The trip strengthened our belief that we at Reiser Relief CAN make a difference in Haiti -- a difference to the MAX.

You have the opportunity to make a huge difference for the poor in Haiti. With your help Reiser Relief can continue to provide essential services to many Haitian families in their day-to-day efforts for survival. These services include providing fresh water, stocking food centers, funding education and goal in 2013 is to fund a building of a home for the forgotten elderly. We strive to meet as many practical needs as possible in this struggling country.

Joyce and Ann working at a school
Thank you for participating as we work together to provide relief to the neediest people in the Western Hemisphere. We thank you for your interest and support in helping us spread HOPE to the men, women, and children of Haiti. Any contribution you can make is greatly appreciated.”


About Reiser Relief
Fr. Reiser and Haitian school kids
Reiser Relief Inc. is a volunteer run non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation founded by Father Bernard Reiser, who has been involved with Haiti outreach programs for over 13 years. Reiser Relief is based in Coon Rapids, MN and its mission is to help the impoverished people of the Caribbean country of Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Donations to Reiser Relief have helped us construct classrooms and provide students with food and delivering clean water to families with our water truck that operates six days a week making four deliveries a day too many sections of the shanty town of Cite Soleil. You help us feed and educate children to provide a better life for the next generation of Haitians.

About GiveMN.org
GiveMN is a collaborative venture to transform philanthropy in Minnesota by growing overall giving and moving more of it online. GiveMN is an independent 501(c) (3) organization that is a supporting organization of the Minnesota Cmmunity Foundation.