Year-End Focus: Love
Year-End Focus: Hope
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Hurricane Matthew Devastates Haiti: How You Can Help
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
Suicide By HIV? Not If Living Hope Can Help
By Alyssa Carrel Amahle* was twelve years old when she decided to have sex. Growing up in the township of Masiphumelele, she knew the incredible risk of contracting HIV/AIDS; she was counting on it. I don’t know what it feels like to live life dreading the future—a future seemingly devoid of hope. I don’t know […]Learn More
Harvest Time in South Africa
Dream Centre Kids Are Thriving through Hands-On Lessons, Loving Relationships By Allen Allnoch A young girl leans in to inspect the beginnings of a potato plant. “Ooh, I don’t want to touch it!” she squeals. “It looks disgusting.” Yet, overcome by curiosity, she does just that. She’s intrigued by the notion that one day soon, […]Learn More
Haiti Hurricane: Helping People Recover
(Oct. 19, 2016 update) ER’s Jenny Reitz Compere, who serves with partner House of Hope, a children’s home in northern Haiti, shares this update: Greetings from the House of Hope. Linda and the kids asked me to thank you specifically for your prayers for us over the past few weeks. They are all doing well, […]Learn More
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How We Serve
"Extreme Response operates seven staff-led programs and activities to help people living in extreme conditions in developing nations."
Through the work of Extreme Response, thousands of people living in extreme situations are experiencing significant life change. But they’re not the only ones who stand to benefit. You, our donors and volunteers, cannot helped but be changed as well. There’s something very powerful in giving, whether it’s of your finances, your time or your talents.
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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.