Quake Relief Continues In Ecuador

Helping Quito Dump Community Kids Thrive

Join Us In Celebrating 20 Years of Christmas

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


Recent Blogs

  • Quito Kids: Leftovers Help Michael’s Family

    February 17, 2017

    By Robbie Murdoch, Quito After-School Program Michael is one of those kids you love to work with. The 11-year-old seventh grader is joyful, mature, and responsible. He likes to spend his time hugging the teachers and you will always find him with a smile on his face. He lives with his mother, who is a […]

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  • ER Partners With Network For Good

    February 10, 2017

    “We’re very excited to work with Network For Good because we can offer an even higher level of service to ER supporters. They have tools that will help us grow and allow us to continuously improve our donor receipting and communications.” — Jerry Carnill, ER President and CEO At Extreme Response, we’re always seeking to […]

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  • Compassion Restores Bakery In Haiti

    January 23, 2017

    By Krischelle Frost, ER Staff Serving With Lemuel (Jan. 22, 2017 Update) When a bakery vital to a poor rural community in Haiti is destroyed, what ingredients are needed to restore it? 5 loads of river sand 2 loads of gravel Several loads of wood Tons of cement Metal roofing Nails, locks and hardware 4 […]

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Videos From the Field

ER 2016 Christmas Teams - Watch ER volunteers, staff and partners share the joy of Christmas with people from dump communities, cancer wards, children's homes, settlements, senior centers, schools, squatter communities and the homeless in Ecuador, South Africa and the Philippines.

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.