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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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2018 Christmas Team Dates Announced

February 12, 2018

So maybe announcing our 2018 Christmas Outreach Team dates and locations isn’t quite as exciting as the NCAA March Madness Seeding Reveal, but we think it’s pretty great. How else can you impact the lives of kids living in dire circumstances and give them a reason to CELEBRATE, while creating memories that will last you a […]

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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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Directors Inspire, Challenge Extreme Response

January 31, 2018

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications Last month, Extreme Response updated our board profiles. In doing so, we realized how important our board has become to ER’s continued growth and impact. We are blessed with creative, talented, compassionate and dedicated board members. The board keeps ER leadership accountable, offers strategic input and challenges us to think […]

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Ubuntu Soccer Transforming Youth

January 24, 2018

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications For the last few years, Gabe Fisher’s life has been a blur. He was raised in Louisiana and spent time in Asia, but when Gabe moved to South Africa in 2015 his life really accelerated. He joined Extreme Response, married Lindsey Wolfe, who was serving with ER near Cape Town, […]

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Interns and Short-Term Volunteers Thrive

January 8, 2018

Gapper Thrives in South Africa ER volunteer Shelby Watson discovered the benefits  of taking a “gap year” between high school and college to volunteer to help kids and experience adventure at the same time. “I found out about the Global Gap Year Fellowship (GGYF) program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The […]

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Trafficking Awareness: Healing the Scars

January 1, 2018

In recognition of Human Trafficking Awareness Month (January) and Day (Jan. 11, 2018), we are sharing a blog from ER ‘s Jessica Sanders. Scroll below for some of our other anti-trafficking posts. Last May, while completing her time helping trafficking victims at a home for girls in the Dominican Republic, Jessica wrote this heart-felt blog […]

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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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