Your donations will provide clean water, food, education and care to poor Haitians. We are committed to being a volunteer run organization, where nearly 100% of all donations go directly towards the needs of the poor. Donations are accepted through the following methods:
If you do have a PayPal account, you may donate to Reiser Relief using PayPal Giving Fund. PayPal Giving Fund is an independent organization that charges no transaction fees. 100% of your donation goes to Reiser Relief.
You may also mail in donations to:
Reiser Relief Inc.
PO Box 48096
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
You may print a donation form here.
Corporate Matching Grants:
Many companies support employee philanthropy by offering matching gift programs. Please check with your HR department to see if your employer will match your gift to Reiser Relief Inc. Reiser Relief Inc. Federal Tax ID EIN: 87-0778133
A donation of $25 to Reiser Relief will provide:
- 350 five gallon buckets of fresh water to Cite Soleil, Haiti
- 425 meals delivered to children in need in Haiti
- Education for one child for half a year
To donate, please visit the Funds section.
Each $25 you donate entitles you to one gift card. After donating, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell us your mailing address and the quantity of gift card you need (food, water or education). We will mail the gift cards with envelopes to you the next day.
You can help Reiser Relief ministries by praying with us. We are grateful for your prayer support!
Current Prayer Requests:
-For all who are preparing for the Reiser Relief Mission Trips. That they are open to allowing God to serve the poor through them.
-For our elders, that they are fully aware of their worth and that they are surrounded by God’s grace.
-For the children of Reiser Heights and Terre Promise school, that they find hope and opportunity as they grow and learn.
-For the people of Cite Soleil, that their daily lives are filled with your joy and purpose.
-For our board and leaders, that through the intercessions of Fr. Reiser, they will follow God’s will in all of their work for Reiser Relief.
-For the orphans and homeless children, that, with our Lord’s help, they find their way to loving families that will nuture and guide them and help them grow under God’s loving care.
-That we have the honor of seeing God in all people, especially the poor and vulnerable.
We welcome volunteers! We need help with events, fund raising, administration, and more.
If you have an interest in helping, send us an email and tell us about yourself! Please see the Contact page.
We often pack meals at Feed My Starving Children in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. Like us on Facebook or join our email list to learn more about our next packing event.
“Reiser’s Ramblings” is a collection of daily and weekly meditations and devotions. It includes daily reflections from the best columns written over the past three decades by Fr. Bernard Reiser, former pastor of Epiphany Parish in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. In the book, find Fr. Reiser’s take on everyday topics such as family, kindness, gratitude, prayer, helping others, and staying focused on what’s important in life. Fr. Reiser’s essays are rich in symbolism, wise in understanding of human nature, and fruitful in explicating the word of God.
Fr. Reiser brought together a wonderful collection of “ramblings” that all of us can take home and take to heart. Father was a master in the art of spiritual storytelling; he engaged, entertained, and challenged with undeniable hope. He was a gift and he shared it generously in this lovely book. Included are stories with the deep conviction that our human journey and our spiritual journey are intrinsically linked. He shared observations that are sometimes so wondrously obvious and visible, and he did it in a way that feels like you’re hearing from a close friend.
Reiser’s Ramblings has won several awards!
- June 2012 Indie Excellence Award
- May 2012 Eric Hoffer Book Award Spiritual, Honorable Mention and First Horizon Finalist
- January 2010 London Book Festival Spiritual, Honorable Mention
- 2011 USA Book News Best Book Awards Finalist
- June 2011 Beach Book Festival “Runner-Up” for the spiritual category
- May 2011 Paris Book Festival “Runner-Up” for the spiritual category
- May 2011 San Francisco Book Festival“Honorable Mention” for the spiritual category
Read an article about Reiser’s Ramblings from ABC Newspaper!
Purchase Reiser’s Ramblings at the following Twin City locations:
- Anoka, MN: St. Stephens Gift Store
- Blaine, MN: St. George Catholic Books* - Order-Line 763- 754-9777
- Coon Rapids, MN: Epiphany Catholic Church Gift Center
- Coon Rapids, MN: Epiphany Senior Housing & Assisted Living Stores
- Elk River, MN: St Maximilian Catholic Books
- Minneapolis, MN: St. Olaf’s Store
- St. Paul, MN: St. Patrick’s Guild - Order-Line (800) 652-9767
Reiser’s Ramblings is now available in Europe!