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Reiser Relief Haiti Newsletter


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Reiser Relief Haiti April Newsletter

Reiser Relief is a volunteer run non-profit organization and one of its projects is dedicated to serving the poorest of the poor in Haiti

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Reiser Relief Haiti Newsletter

  1. 1. Keep the Wheel Turning R YOU Can Make A Difference… eiser Relief Inc. is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 corporation founded by Father Bernard Reiser who has been involved with Haiti outreach programs for over 13 years. 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 essential services to aid in day-to-day survival. The services Reiser Relief provides include: fresh water, food centers, education, and eldercare facilities. Many projects are in or near Cité Soleil; the suburb of the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. Reiser Relief provides assistance focused on the basic necessities of life: Water, Food, and Education. The number one cause for illness in Cité Soleil is the lack of clean water. The desperately poor people cannot afford to purchase the water on their own. Reiser Relief’s water delivery program obtains fresh water from deep wells then trucks it to many neighborhoods in Cité Soleil. The local people carry their life-saving water back to their homes in 5-gallon buckets. After the devastating earthquake in January, 2010, the truck also began deliveries Your support is the Hand of God to tent cities, clinics and orphanages. Without the water that Reiser Relief assisting His children in their dire supplies, people cannot survive! The water truck operates six days a week need. All of Reiser Relief operational reaching untold families in need. We live among abundance. The Haitians workers do so on a volunteer basis live in extreme poverty. With your help, Reiser Relief can continue to save so that 100% of your donations go thousands of lives of these extremely impoverished people! They await your directly to the people in need. May generous response and pray for God’s abundant blessings upon you. God bless you abundantly. Father Reiser SC BU HOO OD ION ILD L FO BUT IN GS RI DIST REISER RELIEF EDUCATION CLEAN WATER DELIVERY MONTHLY EXPENSES: OR WATER TRUCK – $2,000 E PH R AN TEACHERS’ SALARIES - $2,500 CA AG DER E $1,250 Each for two schools EL
  2. 2. YOU can make life in Haiti a little more livable! Water Truck Delivery $2,000 / month ÿ Weekly delivery over 4,000,000 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 Haiti Facts: gallon buckets of water each year. Kevin McClellan is the director of water project. Over 50% of the people in Haiti are unable to read or write. Education - Teachers’ Salaries $2,500 / month With over 50% of the people in Haiti ÿ Terre Promise Primary School – 425 children. This school is unable to read or write, children are located in Cité Soleil, a densely populated shanty town Haiti’s greatest hope for a better future. located in Port-au-Prince. Elder Morland is the school Yet only about half of grade school age director. ÿ Reiser Heights School – 325 children. This preschool children attend school. through 6th grade school is located in the mountains of Lespinasse, 2 hours south of Port-au-Prince. These children, who otherwise would not have been able to have gone to school, went for free or for very little charge because of Reiser Relief support. Additionally, in each school, Reiser Relief provides Feed My Starving Children nutritional meal packets to the children, which for many is their only meal during the day. Food – Shipping cost $10,000 each ÿ One cargo shipping container filled with meal packets. Cost is $10,000. 2010 Reconstruction Necessities ÿ The earthquake totally destroyed the two schools next to Terre Promise Primary School in Cité Soleil. Reiser Relief is trying to accommodate those children at the Terre Promise School. The major reconstruction to Terre Promise Primary School will cost $40,000; three other nonprofits and Reiser Relief will fund this project. ÿ Plans to re-roof the Reiser Heights Primary School, cost is $10,000.
  3. 3. Reiser Relief History B elow is a list of our major accomplishments made possible through faith in God and your continued support to Reiser Relief Inc. The gratitude of the thousands Haitians helped is beyond words. 2005. The St. Nicholas Knights of Columbus Council #12520 of New Market, Minnesota, purchased a semi-tractor and trailer equipped with two stainless steel tanks capable of holding 3,500 gallons of water. These were shipped to Haiti. 2006. Reiser Relief Inc. collaborated with Healing Haiti, a non- profit organization that shares a strategic alliance with Reiser Relief. With combined generous donations, many updates to Reiser Heights Primary School were built: a 4-room school addition, a 30,000-gallon cistern to collect clean water off the roof of the school, a 4-stall sanitary block (concrete outhouse), and a kitchen to replace the tin shack that was being used to prepare food for the children. 2007. Reiser Relief donations continued to support a 3,500 gallon water truck delivering 364,000 gallons of clean water each month in the slums of Cité Soleil. With the help of ECOsmarte Corporation, a second 3,500 gallon water truck was added to bring clean water to the slum of Jeremy Wharf outside of Port-au-Prince. Reiser Relief began helping support a small orphanage in the village of Titanyen. The Maranatha House Orphanage is a Christian based orphanage for 30 children. 2008. Reiser Relief delivered over 4,000,000 gallons of clean water to the poor in the slum of Cité Soleil. The water trucks have delivered four 3,500 gallon loads of water, 6 days a week, 52 weeks per year to thousands of people. Reiser Relief assisted in delivering two cargo shipping containers of 432,342 food packets. These food packets were assembled by volunteers in the U.S. and donated by the nonprofit organization Feed My Starving Children. For many children, the daily meal at school is the only one they will receive. This food was distributed to our Haiti projects located at Lespinasse, Cité Soleil, Leogonne, Jacmel, and Titanyen. 2009. Lack of funding due to hard economic times, resulted in using only one of the two water trucks to provide fresh drinking water. One water truck still ran 6 days a week, 52 weeks per year to
  4. 4. thousands of people in need. Reiser Relief delivered one cargo shipping Haiti Prayer container totaling 273,000 meals donated by Feed My Starving Children to feed the people of Haiti. Almighty Father in heaven, surround Reiser Relief provided for the salaries for teachers educating who educated the people of Haiti with Thy Divine over 1,000 children. Providence. Strengthen them in their trials, provide for their needs. May Reiser Relief assisted with Healing Haiti in purchasing 16 acres of land they join their sufferings to those of to build Grace Village. The cost of the land was approximately $34,000 Jesus, God’s Son, as they walk through and an estimated construction total cost is $236,500 for the first building the rubble of the January earthquake. phase. Phase one construction of Grace Village includes two orphanage dormitories, a feeding center, a 21,000 gallon cistern, water tower and a May they realize that they are septic tank. The orphanage is for handicapped, deaf, abandoned, and accompanying Jesus on the road to orphaned children living in severe poverty. crucifixion. 2010. January 12 Haiti was hit by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake was centered about 10 miles May the Joys of Easter unfold in southwest of Port-au-Prince. Reiser Relief was quick to respond. their hearts, and encourage them to persevere to heaven’s kingdom. Amen The following day, January 13, 2010, generous donations allowed $10,000 to be sent for water truck fuel expenses and local food purchases to assist the earthquake victims with immediate relief. February Father Bernard Reiser ÿ Reiser Relief donated $10,000 to Feed My Starving Children for ingredients to make MannaPack-Potato nutrition packets. This formula is used to treat children suffering from diarrhea, the number Haiti Facts one cause of death. • Population 9 million ÿ Reiser Relief donated $10,000 for reconstruction of Terre Promise Primary School in Cité Soleil. The total reconstruction effort • 1 in 8 children die before totaling $40,000 was sponsored by four nonprofit organizations: age 5 from unclean water Healing Haiti, Mission of Mercy, Sacred Heart Haiti Mission and Reiser Relief. • 80% live in poverty making less than $2 a day March • After the earthquake, over ÿ Reiser Relief donated $6,000 to assist in paying for shipping a cargo food container from Feed My Starving Children. 270,000 people perished, and 30,000 buildings April collapsed ÿ $10,000 for a new roof on Reiser Heights Primary School in Lespinasse. ÿ New construction of a Feeding Center at Grace Village in Titanyen. After completion, the center will feed orphans, street children All donations are tax deductible and elderly. Website: Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, (then) I will enter his house and dine with him, and he YOU with me. I will give the victor the right to sit with me on my throne, as I myself first won the victory and sit with My Father on his throne. Make a Difference Revelation 3:20-21