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


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    Accreditation Boosts MCH’s Effectiveness

    December 1, 2016

    Since opening almost three years ago, Extreme Response Asia’s Manila Children’s Home (MCH) has provided exceptional care for neglected and abandoned boys. Now MCH has achieved a new level of accreditation that will allow it to serve these vulnerable youngsters even more effectively. MCH Executive Director John Basiwa (pictured at right) and his staff had […]

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    Can You Help? Matching Funds End Dec. 29!

    November 14, 2016

    This Christmas, we’re celebrating 20 years of bringing love, hope and opportunities to people who live in extreme conditions. Many ER supporters know our work started in the Quito Dump as we reached out to kids who were living there without the benefit of decent nutrition, housing or education. They played alongside their parents, who […]

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    Help ER With Custom Christmas Cards

    November 11, 2016

    Have you ordered your Christmas cards yet? Hopefully not because there is now a great way for you to order beautiful custom holiday cards at a reasonable price and at the same time help Extreme Response. We are pleased to announce a partnership with Cards For Good, a new ecommerce store that gives 50% of […]

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"Extreme Response operates seven staff-led programs and activities to help people living in extreme conditions in developing nations."

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Through the work of Extreme Response, thousands of people living in extreme situations are experiencing significant life change. But they’re not the only ones who stand to benefit. You, our donors and volunteers, cannot helped but be changed as well. There’s something very powerful in giving, whether it’s of your finances, your time or your talents.

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Videos From the Field

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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