Year-End Focus: Love

Year-End Focus: Hope

Year-End Focus: Opportunity

Hurricane Matthew Devastates Haiti: How You Can Help

Join Us In Celebrating 20 Years of Christmas

Quake Relief Continues In Ecuador

Helping Quito Dump Community Kids Thrive

EduKids20: MCH Boys Get School Support

Dream Centre: Afterschool Program Provides Boost

Short-Term Volunteer Teams Change Lives

Dump Families Receive Compassion, Care

Developing Leaders Multiplies Impact

Teams Share The Joy Of Christmas


Recent Blogs

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    Suicide By HIV? Not If Living Hope Can Help

    October 28, 2016

    By Alyssa Carrel Amahle* was twelve years old when she decided to have sex. Growing up in the township of Masiphumelele, she knew the incredible risk of contracting HIV/AIDS; she was counting on it. I don’t know what it feels like to live life dreading the future—a future seemingly devoid of hope. I don’t know […]

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    Harvest Time in South Africa

    October 27, 2016

    Dream Centre Kids Are Thriving through Hands-On Lessons, Loving Relationships By Allen Allnoch A young girl leans in to inspect the beginnings of a potato plant. “Ooh, I don’t want to touch it!” she squeals. “It looks disgusting.” Yet, overcome by curiosity, she does just that. She’s intrigued by the notion that one day soon, […]

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    Haiti Hurricane: Helping People Recover

    October 19, 2016

    (Oct. 19, 2016 update) ER’s Jenny Reitz Compere, who serves with partner House of Hope, a children’s home in northern Haiti, shares this update: Greetings from the House of Hope. Linda and the kids asked me to thank you specifically for your prayers for us over the past few weeks. They are all doing well, […]

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Extreme Response Overview - Experience what it's like to be a part of Extreme Response International by watching this video that will take you through Ecuador, South Africa, and the Philippines where Extreme Response volunteers serve.

Christmas Celebrations

Each year, we celebrate Christmas with thousands of the poorest of the poor. These celebrations bring hope to the hopeless, build trust and cultivate relationships that Extreme Response has developed with those who have been forgotten by society.

Christmas Outreach Teams serve with Extreme Response staff members, partners and local volunteers by providing gifts, food, games, crafts, face painting and lots of hugs. A sightseeing opportunity is included on every trip. We accept volunteers who are sponsored by their company, school, or church, as well as those coming as individuals, all of whom form a single team serving under the Extreme Response leadership. Christmas Outreach Teams are made up of people from various countries, cultures, races and religious affiliations. Because of the intense schedule, with the average trip lasting 8-14 days depending on the location, we require team members to be a minimum of 16 years old and in good health.

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