Manila Children's Home: Exciting Future

One Year Later: Ecuador Quake Update

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Helping Quito Dump Community Kids Thrive

Join Us In Celebrating 20 Years of Christmas

Short-Term Volunteer Teams Change Lives

Dream Centre: Afterschool Program Provides Boost

Dump Families Receive Compassion, Care

Developing Leaders Multiplies Impact

Teams Share The Joy Of Christmas

ER Focuses on Educational Access

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Recent Blogs

  • 1,000 School Packs For Kids In Need

    July 16, 2017

    As we approach the beginning of another school year here in North America, ER is presenting a huge opportunity to change the lives of children living in poverty in the areas we serve. We want to provide 1,000 school packs filled with school supplies. Yes, 1,000 packs! ER staff and leaders have spent much of the […]

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  • ER Volunteer Invents ‘The Shoe That Grows’

    July 15, 2017

    By Tim Fausch, ER Communications After graduating from college, Kenton Lee thought he might become a missionary. He wanted to help people, especially kids, and set out on a journey to discover his life course. Having grown up in the small town of Nampa, Idaho, Kenton, did not have much experience with international travel and […]

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  • ER Welcomes New Partner in India

    July 14, 2017

    Please join us in welcoming Extreme Response’s newest partner, Nirikshea of Bangalore, India. Nirikshea (pronounced Knee-rick-shay, meaning “hope”) provides education and nutrition to children from impoverished communities – some 245 kids in 2016 – and reaches out far beyond its walls to touch adults as well. Staff provide parents with monthly instruction on a variety […]

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Videos From the Field

Moving On: Ecuador Earthquake 1-Year Update - On April 16, 2016, coastal Ecuador suffered a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake the killed nearly 700 people, injured more than 16,000 and left hundreds of thousands homeless. ER staff, partners and supporters responded quickly by sending relief teams, emergency supplies and other resources. In this slideshow, we show where our 5 construction quake-induced projects stand today.
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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.