ER Focuses on Educational Access

Manila Children's Home: Exciting Future

Helping Quito Dump Community Kids Thrive

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

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Recent Blogs

  • OVC: Giving Kids Hope

    January 1, 2018

    Jessica Sanders recently joined ER as Orphans & Vulnerable Children (OVC) Initiative Coordinator. She has spent much of her first months traveling and getting to know our programs and partners. Below she shares some observations from a trip to Quito, Ecuador. Watch for regular updates from Jessica in 2018. ER’s Quito Dump Community Upon my […]

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  • Empowering Women: Adline Works For Kids’ Education

    January 1, 2018

    The following story is one of ER’s Empowering Women blogs that highlight the journeys of women overcoming extreme circumstances to become successful leaders in their families and communities. By Tim Fausch, ER Communications Adline is the mother of six children ages 16, 13, 11, 7, 3 and 8 months. With ER’s Krischelle Frost interpreting Haitian Creole into […]

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  • Trafficking Awareness: Healing the Scars

    January 1, 2018

    In recognition of Human Trafficking Awareness Month (January) and Day (Jan. 11, 2018), we are sharing a blog from ER ‘s Jessica Sanders. Scroll below for some of our other anti-trafficking posts. Last May, while completing her time helping trafficking victims at a home for girls in the Dominican Republic, Jessica wrote this heart-felt blog […]

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1,000 School Packs to Help Keep Kids in School - We believe the solution to generational poverty is for kids to stay in school, develop life-long knowledge and skills, and join the workforce so they can help their families. But in many developing countries, kids drop out really early because their families cannot afford basic school supplies. We have a plan! We're going to provide packs stuffed with school supplies, and uniforms where needed, to 1,000 at-risk kids. Dawn Carnill shares our plan in this video.
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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.