Year-End Focus: Love

Year-End Focus: Hope

Year-End Focus: Opportunity

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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    Batang Matinik: Helping Make Dreams Come True

    September 29, 2016

    ER partner Batang Matinik (Smart Kids) is doing some powerful work in Quezon City, Philippines, including a food program for malnourished children, medical and dental care, disaster relief, skills training and economic empowerment. In that latter category is a unique and creative endeavor called the Algang Nanay (Mother’s Care) piggery project. It works like this: […]

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    Victor and Elba Survive A Double Disaster

    September 26, 2016

    Victor’s life as a commercial fisherman in Ecuador was rough. The work required grueling duties at sea and long stretches away from his family. So when the opportunity arose to buy a shrimp farm 20 years ago, Victor and his wife, Elba, embraced the opportunity. Managing the operation required hard work and long hours, but […]

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  • ER Save the Date 20 Year Postcard

    Let’s Celebrate! 20 Ways To Engage With ER

    September 25, 2016

    Having grown up in Ecuador and experiencing ER’s outreach to the poorest of the poor first-hand, Rheanna Cline created the following list to encourage everyone to celebrate 20 years of ER Christmas parties in the Quito Dump. By Rheanna Lea Cline Through the work of Extreme Response, thousands of people living in extreme situations are […]

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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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