One Year Later: Ecuador Quake Update

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Helping Quito Dump Community Kids Thrive

Join Us In Celebrating 20 Years of Christmas

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

  • Manila Children’s Home Countdown…

    May 24, 2017

    By Jerry Carnill, ER President and CEO Join our Live Call TODAY (Wednesday, May 24) at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. I’ll be providing an up-to-the-minute status report regarding the Manila Children’s Home campaign.  To join the call, dial 605-475-6150, Enter Code: 870005#. You can just listen or chime in with questions. If you’ve been following […]

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  • Listening Ears Lead to Joy for Jandry

    May 16, 2017

    By Robbie Murdoch, Quito Dump Program From the beginning, we struggled with Jandry in our Quito After-School Program. If he did something to get into trouble, he would often compound the problem with rather explosive behavior. He used to shout over any teacher who stopped to correct him. If he was asked to be quiet for a […]

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  • NAPACOR Fire Victims Seeking Shelter

    May 11, 2017

    (May 11, 2017 update) By John Coffey, IT Tender Director Unfortunately, the Philippines government has no relocation plans for the families who lost everything to the devastating fire at NAPACOR Village on April 18. The families are not allowed into the area where they lost their homes. The government will provide some money for the […]

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Videos From the Field

Moving On: Ecuador Earthquake 1-Year Update - On April 16, 2016, coastal Ecuador suffered a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake the killed nearly 700 people, injured more than 16,000 and left hundreds of thousands homeless. ER staff, partners and supporters responded quickly by sending relief teams, emergency supplies and other resources. In this slideshow, we show where our 5 construction quake-induced projects stand today.
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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.