Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My heartfelt thank you for your generous gifts at our annual Haiti fundraiser

My heartfelt thank you for your generous gifts at our annual Haiti fundraiser. You certainly are serving Christ in a most magnificent and glorious way with your gift and we are most grateful and blessed for having your support. You have, in a very personal way, shown love and caring for God’s neglected children and adults.

Thank you for your dedication to serve these very, very needy people of Haiti.

As you know, we live in a world facing extreme challenges. It is truly heartwarming, therefore, when someone goes to great lengths to help those in need. There is so much need among the families and communities where we are working. I can assure you we will find important use for your kind donation.

Reiser Relief provides essential services to aid Haitians in their day-today efforts for survival. These services include providing fresh water, stocking food centers, and funding education and eldercare facilities.

Many of our outreach projects are in or near Cité Soleil, a slum near the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. Reiser Relief funds a water truck that operates six days a week, delivering fresh water free of charge — a lifesaving resource to numerous impoverished Haitians who use five-gallon buckets to haul this water back to cardboard shanties or tin shacks that serve as family homes.

My trips to Haiti have been an experience of a lifetime, never to be forgotten. The scenes of Haiti will always remain fresh within my mind and heart. I will always maintain a determination to alleviate a little bit of suffering as best I can. All humans are made in God’s image and likeness, and they deserve to be treated with dignity, honor, and to have at least the bare essentials of life. The reward for those who help the poor will certainly be most bountiful on the last day, as our Lord said: I assure you, as often as you did it for one of my least brothers and sisters, you
did it for me. (Matthew 25:40)

God’s love and generosity toward us is often taken for granted. Considering the many gifts we all enjoy, it is worth our time to pause and say, “Thank you, God!” Through helping others, we do express our gratitude for all the gifts we enjoy. Likewise, your gift is an expression of gratitude — a thank you sent to God.

Our work is inspired by faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. With the help of supporters like you, Reiser Relief can continue to save the lives of the extremely impoverished people of Haiti. May God bless you most abundantly for your support! I thank you and assure you that you shall
be included in my daily Mass and prayers.

Sincerely in Christ,

Father Bernard Reiser
President - Reiser Relief Inc.

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