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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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Short-Term Volunteers Needed in S. Africa

May 8, 2018

ER is expanding our after-school program in South Africa and has openings for short-term volunteers/interns. This opportunity involves instructing kids from local settlements who are in need of homework help and extracurricular activities. Volunteers would join our staff at the ER Dream Centre facility in Cape Town. Typically, volunteers commit to three months to one […]

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Wedding of the Century

May 7, 2018

By Ann Benavidez, Director, Golden Hands Livelihood Educational Program On March 16, Golden Hands held a graduation ceremony for our third Basic and Pattern Making Class. It was the much awaited moment for 10 trainees who worked hard and faithfully for eight months. After 32 weeks of training, the they finally received their highly anticipated […]

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Water Project to Help Vulnerable Children

April 26, 2018

“Reaching out and equipping children at risk to feel safe, cared for, protected and provided for so they can thrive and become independent members of society.” – ER Vision for Orphans & Vulnerable Children. Jessica Sanders, Extreme Response’s new Orphans & Vulnerable Children Initiative Coordinator, has traveled to our three regions to meet ER staff and […]

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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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Bridge Team Mobilizes in South Africa

March 28, 2018

By Nick Carnill ER Africa Short-Term Teams A team from Bridge Church in Miami, Florida recently served with God’s Little Lighthouse and the Dream Centre. The team’s name is an apt metaphor for its work, for they bridged the sizable gap between South Florida and South Africa by strengthening previous established relationships and building new […]

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ER Canada Team Helps Pacoche Families

March 25, 2018

An ER Canada team recently traveled to Ecuador to serve with ER partner Casa de Dios. The team did much in a short period of time, including: – Starting construction on a home for Cirilo, a local man who is partially blind from diabetes – Distributing 150 pairs of shoes for school supplies – Teaching […]

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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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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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