Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Fr. Bernard Reiser on Kare 11 TV - Eleven Who Care
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – January 25, 2011 - , we are pleased to announce that President and Founder of Reiser Relief Inc., Father Bernard Reiser is the recipient of the 2011 Eleven Who Care program.
KARE 11 Television of Minneapolis and Saint Paul Minnesota created The Eleven Who Care program that started 27 years ago to recognize the outstanding volunteers that serve our community with overall spirit of community volunteerism.
Each year hundreds of volunteers are nominated for the award and the Eleven Who Care Board of Governors select the eleven to be honored. The honorees represent the variety of opportunities available in our community. They truly exemplify the belief that one person can make a difference.
Fr. Reiser is a long-time resident of Coon Rapids, MN and has been a priest 61 years, Ordained in 1949, attended St. Paul Seminary. Fr. Reiser was an associate Pastor of Saint Mary of the Lake, White Bear Lake for 15 years; Founding Pastor of Epiphany Parish in Coon Rapids for 46 years. In 1964, Father Bernard Reiser founded the Church of the Epiphany in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. He bought 70 acres of farm land and it grew from 150 to 5000 families and adding grade school for kindergarten through eighth grade. Epiphany church is one of the largest parishes in the archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
Father Reiser’s many years of service have reached far beyond the bounds of the parish into all surrounding communities touching lives. Literally thousands and thousands of individuals and families have been pulled from the depths of despair because of Father Reiser’s devotion of time, energy, money and with values of love and respect for every single person. His compassion and humanity has been an inspiration many all over the world. Everyone counts, to this excellent shepherd. The rich, the poor, the sinner, the winner. He is the face of God, to all he meets.
Reiser Relief Inc. was formed by Fr. Reiser and since its beginnings; Reiser Relief is committed to providing essential services to aid in day-to-day survival to the impoverished people of the Caribbean country of Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. The services Reiser Relief provides include: fresh water, food centers, education, and eldercare facilities. Many outreach projects are in or near Cité Soleil; the suburb of the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince.
You can see Father Reiser’s Eleven Who Care story on Kare 11 TV on the following days.
January Thursday 27th Kare 11 News at 10pm
January Friday 28th Kare 11 Sunrise News between 5am to 7am
January Saturday 29th Kare 11 Saturday News between 8am to 10am
January Monday 31st Kare 11 Today News between 11am to Noon
See more on Kare 11 - Article and Video
Everyone who meets Fr. Reiser can easily see a kind and compassionate man focused on a principle, to serve others. Working on worthwhile projects and a commitment to making a difference with his spirited leadership and trust in God, that creates an atmosphere that many others will join in to help. He is the personification of the good shepherd and his contributions provide inspiration to everyone who crosses his path.
Reiser Relief Inc.
Father Bernard Reiser
1800 - 111th Avenue NW #320
Coon Rapids, MN 55433 USA