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

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Recent Blogs

  • So I Can Shop Online And Help ER?

    January 18, 2017

    By Tim Fausch, ER Communications If you’re reading this blog, chances are you want to help hurting people. But with life pounding us 24/7, it’s hard to figure out how to help. We’ve got great news. ER has joined three programs that allow a portion of your online purchases to be donated to us through […]

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  • Matching Funds Goal Exceeded!

    January 2, 2017

    (Jan. 2, 2017 Update) We Love Our Supporters We made it! Thanks to your generosity, ER was able to receive $200,000 in matching funds. Generous donors had offered to match up to $200,000 in donations given to ER as part of our year-end Love-Hope-Opportunity 2017 Impact Campaign. Many of you responded. ER exceeded the $200,000 threshold […]

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  • Quake Destroyed School, Not Christmas Spirit

    December 23, 2016

    (Friday December 23, 2016 Update) On April 16 the Faith and Hope School in Perdenales was among the thousands of buildings destroyed by the massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake that rocked coastal Ecuador. Fortunately, though hundreds of people died in the devastation, the quake hit at night so none of the children were in classes. The school […]

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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.
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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.