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Recent Blogs

  • Christmas Outreach: 2017 Parties Provide Huge Impact

    December 9, 2017

    If you are an ER supporter, served on a Christmas team or are considering joining a team in the future, you won’t want to miss this discussion! The live call takes place Monday, December 11 at 5:15-5:45pm EST, 2:15-2:45pm PST. Dial: (605) 475-6150.  Enter Code: 870005#. ER has been hosting Christmas Outreach Celebrations for 21 years. Here’s a […]

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  • Empowering Women: Linda is Mom to 80 Kids

    December 8, 2017

    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. For some parents, handling even one child is a major challenge. Imagine being a mom to 80 kids at the same time! That’s the role of Linda […]

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  • Meal Math: HOH Serving 100,000 Annually

    November 20, 2017

    By Tim Fausch, ER Communications ER staff recently visited our partner House Of Hope in LaPointe, Haiti. Our time was memorable as we stayed at this children’s home and witnessed the challenges of caring for 80 kids. Thousands of kids have passed through the House of Hope (HOH) over the years. Started in the 1950s […]

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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.