Disaster Response

Nepal Partner Helps Community Recover from Modern Slavery

May 23, 2018

As a humanitarian organization, ER staff see a lot of heartbreaking situations around the world that deserve compassionate response. Our partner Pokhara Child Care Center (PHCC) in Nepal is helping one community recover from something truly unimaginable – modern slavery. Leaders from PHCC recently visited the ex-slave community to distribute supplies and provide medical help. […]

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Ecuador Earthquake Update: 2 Years Later

May 9, 2018

It was just two years ago that the devastating earthquake rumbled through coastal Ecuador leaving thousands of people to start over. ER was able to provide emergency supplies and rebuild several homes thanks to the generosity of donors. One casualty was the Faith & Hope School in Pedernales, which was so damaged it had to […]

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IT Tender Responds to Extreme Crises

February 12, 2018

IT Tender, an ER partner serving in three impoverished communities in suburban Manila, had a busy year in 2017. In fact, its work vividly illustrated the very idea behind the words “Extreme Response.” One of those communities, Napacor, was reduced to rubble from a fire. (Pictured at right are before and after images.) Each of […]

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Update: Destroyed Bakery Now Thriving

December 20, 2017

Hurricane Matthew, a cat 5 storm that devastated Haiti on Oct. 4-5, 2016, claimed 546 lives and produced $1.9 billion (U.S.) in damages. When we shared that ER partner Lemuel’s community was hit by the hurricane, many ER supporters stepped up to help by donating to a relief fund. The community asked for help rebuilding […]

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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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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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Victor and Elba Survive A Double Disaster

September 26, 2016

Victor’s life as a commercial fisherman in Ecuador was rough. The work required grueling duties at sea and long stretches away from his family. So when the opportunity arose to buy a shrimp farm 20 years ago, Victor and his wife, Elba, embraced the opportunity. Managing the operation required hard work and long hours, but […]

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‘The Earthquake Moved Everything’

September 22, 2016

Like a lot of young couples, Antonio and Yvonne left Ecuador to move to Spain in search of career opportunities. Spain’s economy was better and they had heard others were finding success there. But two years ago, they felt called to move back to Ecuador. Antonio would get a job in construction. Yvonne would do […]

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Xulon Project Responds To Extreme Needs in Nepal

August 18, 2016

Pokhara, Nepal – Xulon Project equips individuals and groups to show love to their community and see lives transformed with purpose and hope for the future. This includes hosting youth camps and providing relief for earthquake victims. Impact Snapshot: “After the 2015 earthquake, we were able to mobilize volunteers and help people in practical ways. […]

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Nepal Relief Update: 49 Families Helped

April 30, 2015

July 23, 2015 update: ER Friends Karak and Premi Tamang sent this update for their most recent relief distribution to those struggling with the impact of the Nepal earthquakes. On July 23 we went to Gorkha district Gaikhur village and distributed 49 bundle of  zink sheets for (42 families and 1 church ) earthquake victim families. […]

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