Humanitarian Outreach

Stockpiling Christmas Boxes in Quito

September 27, 2018

Our Quito, Ecuador staff is stockpiling about 1,300 shoebox size gift boxes for boys and girls ages 2-14. These will be handed out to the children of families living in challenging conditions in and around Quito. For many, it will be the only Christmas gift they receive. This year we’ve been able to secure the […]

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We Haven’t Forgotten Faith & Hope School

September 18, 2018

It was 29 months ago that the Faith & Hope School in Pedernales was destroyed by the massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake that left hundreds dead and thousands homeless. With the generous support of donors, ER was able to help rebuild several homes plus take on rebuilding the school. While there have been many obstacles, including engineering, […]

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Bridge Team Volunteers: Crazy or Inspired?

July 18, 2018

By Mike Bishop It is so great to see a work team catch a vision for a trip and then keep coming back and building relationships. This happened with a team to Ecuador who started coming in 2012 to work on a the church of ER’s Jose and Teresa Jimenez. The resulting long-term relationship has […]

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Shop Online And Help ER!

July 1, 2018

Here’s How Shopping Online Helps ER (June 10, 2018) Getting a check from AmazonSmile for $121.09 last month reminds us that we can help ER simply by designating ER as our charity while shopping! If you’re reading this blog, chances are you care about hurting people. But with life pounding us 24/7, it’s hard to […]

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Quito Kids: This Generation is Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

June 29, 2018

Extreme Response has been serving the recycling community in the Quito Dump (AKA Zambiza Garbage Transfer Station) since 1997. We’re excited by the impact we’re witnessing, especially in the next generation. We’re seeing a huge change in self-esteem, educational achievement and entrepreneurialism. Positivity pulses through a community that was once hopeless, boosted mightily through the […]

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Nutrition is Helping Kids Fight Cancer

June 13, 2018

Imagine learning that your child has cancer and needs treatment at a hospital in a distant city, but you have no resources because you are poor. Out of love for your child, you travel from your home anyway and hope for the best. Many families in the Philippines face this nightmarish situation and become hopeless […]

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Investing Your Tax Refund in People

April 15, 2018

Getting a tax refund this year? If so, congratulations!  Are you planning to invest your refund? If so, consider investing some of it people. We have some big-impact ideas, whether your refund is $33 or $3,300. *Invest in clean water for orphans and vulnerable children. ER is working with partner BELWOP Child Rescue in Nyeri, Kenya, […]

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Empowering Women: Pathway For Hope

February 26, 2018

ER is pleased to announce the launch of a new community development program that will focus on helping women and families extricate themselves from economic hardship, low education and a lack of opportunity. The program is called Pathway For Hope and seeks to provide a community in Manila, Philippines, with “holistic opportunities for people’s empowerment”. Pathway […]

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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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Stitching is Enriching

February 12, 2018

ER loves to leverage relationships with our partners to maximize impact. The following story is a great example. ER operates the Golden Hands Livelihood Educational Program which teaches vulnerable women sewing and business skills so they can help provide for their families. IT Tender serves struggling communities through education, skills training, nutrition and more. By […]

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