Reiser Relief

A nonprofit organization

810 donors

Empowering the people of Haiti in Christ's name  

We partner with religious sisters, clergy, and lay people on the ground in Haiti to accomplish our mission focusing on education and care for the elderly and vulnerable.

Our founder, Father Bernard Reiser, was profoundly impacted by his first mission to Haiti in 1996 and resolved  to spend the rest of his life alleviating the suffering of the poor in the country. Father Reiser returned to Haiti multiple times, where he started an elementary school, a home for the elderly, and a water truck ministry that provides clean water free of charge to residents of Cite Soleil, the poorest slum in the Western Hemisphere.  

After 62 years of dedicated priesthood, Father Reiser went to the Lord on December 27, 2011 at the age of 86. Thousands of people mourned the passing of a beloved friend, mentor, and pastor.       

Reiser Relief carries on the legacy of Father Reiser by continuing the work he started in Haiti. Since our founding, we have grown to support five primary schools and one secondary school (1,600 students), four homes for the elderly (93 residents), and one university scholarship program.

Matthew 25:40: The King will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”

Reiser Relief is a 501(c)(3) ministry.  Donations are tax exempt as allowed by law.            

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Organization name

Reiser Relief

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International Humanitarian Aid


PO Box 48096
Coon Rapids, MN 55448



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