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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
Batang Matinik: Helping Make Dreams Come True
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: […]Learn More
Victor and Elba Survive A Double Disaster
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 […]Learn More
Let’s Celebrate! 20 Ways To Engage With ER
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 […]Learn More
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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.