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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


Recent Blogs

  • Educational Access: Creating Confidence

    June 19, 2017

    By Jim Schutz, Nuevos Amigos, Quito, Ecuador Gardening Project Boosts Sustainability Educators use many tools to create well-rounded students. Getting kids out of the classroom to learn new skills firsthand is a proven technique. Below, Director Jim Schutz of ER partner Nuevos Amigos shares how a gardening project is helping at-risk kids develop skills to […]

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  • PCCC Responds to Quake Needs in Nepal

    June 4, 2017

    June 5, 2017 By Allen Alnoch, ER Writer ER supports the efforts of our partners who reach out to the victims of local disasters. Read more about the Nepal earthquake response here. When a natural disaster such as an earthquake hits an impoverished region, the recovery can take years. Such is the case in central […]

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  • Together…We…Did…It!

    June 1, 2017

    By Jerry Carnill, ER President and CEO (June 1, 2017 Update) Today, we are celebrating. Through the generous support of more than 110 donors, we have received the entire amount needed – $227,000 – to purchase the Manila Children’s Home! The last $5,585+ came in yesterday and we are so grateful. The boys at the […]

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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.

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.