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Mission: Reiser Relief Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation founded by Father Bernard Reiser who has been involved with Haiti outreach programs for since 1998. Run entirely by volunteers, Reiser Relief is based in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. The major goal of its mission is to help the impoverished people of the Caribbean country of Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.
The social and environmental problems are the greatest challenges the people of Haiti are facing today. In the midst of these problems, we are compelled to provide the essential services to aid in day-to-day survival. 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.
Target demographics: Providing fresh water, feeding the hungry, building an orphanage and eldercare facilities and the funding of primary schools to the people of of Haiti and providing college scholarships
Direct beneficiaries per year: Many familes in Haiti with providing fresh drinking water and providing food. Assisting funding schools and building a food center, and 2014 building a elderly care center.
Geographic areas served: Haiti
Programs: Our Mission
-To 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.
..........Fresh Water Delivery Truck [Cité Soleil & Port-Au-Prince, Haiti ] ----> Yearly delivery of over 4 million gallons of clean water to the poor in the slum of Cité Soleil. Delivering four 3,500 gallon loads of water, 6 days a week, 52 weeks per year to thousands of people. That is the equivalent of 800,000 five gallon buckets of water each year. Funds support local Haiti driver salaries, fuel and maintenance.
....Terre Promise Primary School [Cite Soleil, Haiti ] --->>
Funds are for teachers salaries so that school fees can be low enough to allow even the poorest families to send their children to school. We have also constructed classrooms, built school benches and given assistance for school uniforms, school and medical supplies, food and clean water. 400+ children attend school.
.......Reiser Heights Primary School [Lespinasse, Haiti ]---->Funds are for teachers salaries so that school fees can be low enough to allow even the poorest families to send their children to school. We have also constructed classrooms, built school benches and given assistance for school uniforms, school and medical supplies, food and clean water. 300+ children attend school.