Fighting Poverty

2018 Bike Ride Scheduled for June 23

April 19, 2018

ER Canada will be hosting its third group bike ride in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. “Cycling 2 Change Lives” will take place on Saturday, June 23. “We are offering a choice of three bike routes – a 10k or 30k trail ride or a 50k road ride,” said ride coordinator Ron Erauw. Registration details will be announced […]

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Investing Your Tax Refund in People

April 15, 2018

Getting a tax refund this year? If so, congratulations! Refunds are a huge help when paying bills, adding to savings or allowing for a little splurging. Hey, you work hard a deserve some fun. Maybe you’re planning to invest your refund. If so, have you considered investing in people? We have some impactful ideas, whether […]

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Seed Of Love Cares for Kids with Cancer

April 15, 2018

We love getting updates from ER partner Seed Of Love. Junie Antinero, his staff and volunteers go the extra mile to make kids with cancer feel special, despite their challenging circumstances Seed Of Love provides an incredible service for families who have kids fighting cancer. Many travel from distant provinces to Manila seeking treatment for […]

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Water Project to Help Vulnerable Children

April 5, 2018

Jessica Sanders, Extreme Response’s new Orphans & Vulnerable Children Initiative Coordinator, has traveled to our three regions to meet ER staff and partners. One of those trips included a visit to Nyeri, Kenya and BELWOP, an ER partner that is home to 28 beautiful children spanning all ages. Jessica spent two days at BELWOP, where […]

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Golden Hands Graduates New Class

March 30, 2018

ER Asia has been pouring into at-risk women by teaching sewing, embroidery and business acumen. Last month, the program graduated its most recent class. Congratulations to all the women for their hard work and new skills. ER Asia’s desire to help women began in 2012, when a group of mothers and women from a small […]

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Building Furniture, Relationships Transforms Recyclers

March 16, 2018

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications How do you inspire hope among men who recycle from the trash? Most of these recyclers grew up in abusive conditions at home and while recycling. What can be done to build trust and positively impact their lives? One exciting development is the growth of the Quito Dump Men’s program, […]

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Brunsch Bunch on Epic Journey in Haiti

February 20, 2018

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications It sounded like fun. A friend was assembling a team of volunteers to “go somewhere in Haiti to help” following the devastating earthquake that rocked the country in 2010? Would he join the team? Brad Brunsch not only accepted that invitation, but went on nine more trips to Haiti over […]

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Quito Women: 18-Year-Old Discovers Peace

February 19, 2018

I am Valeria and I am 18. My two brothers and I live alone with my mother. I first came to the Women’s Group at the Quito Family Resource Center five years ago with my aunt. Attending this group has helped me in every way. It changed my life. With help and encouragement, I felt all […]

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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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Quito Kids: Stronger Families Via Education

February 6, 2018

By Daniel Lopez, Quito Child Development Center Last fall we began creating greater engagement with the families of the children who attend the Quito Child Development Center (CDC). We received instruction from a professional in initial (early childhood) education who provided advice to both our teachers and the parents. The training also helped us evaluate […]

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