Changing Lives

A Skilled GirlForce

October 11, 2018

October 11 marks an important day of recognition. The United Nations has declared it “The Day of the Girl“ – a time to reflect on the challenges facing young women worldwide and pursue solutions. Here’s what the UN is sharing: “Today’s generation of girls are preparing to enter a world of work that is being […]

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Beacons Of Light

October 7, 2018

Pierre and Sharon Roux traveled from South Africa all the way to Simcoe, Canada to share the incredible work they are doing with people living in settlements in their country. Pierre heads up ATAIM, a long-time ER partner operating near Cape Town and Beaufort West. Every year, ER Canada holds an annual banquet to bring […]

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First Impressions From SA: New Friends

October 3, 2018

By Mary Veltman  (Oct. 1, 2018) Mary Veltman is a short-term volunteer from Michigan who recently arrived in South Africa where she is serving at ER’s South Africa Dream Centre near Cape Town. Read her blog titled “New Friends”. I can’t believe it’s already been a full week since landing in South Africa. I have […]

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Celebrating the Bishops

September 13, 2018

When Mike and Carol Bishop left for language school in 1984, they had no idea what their lives would look like once they landed in Ecuador. They just knew they wanted to help people. Fast forward to today and they are now enjoying 34 years of memories collected while serving through HCJB (now Reach Beyond), […]

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Gleaners Fills Hungry Stomachs in Manila

September 11, 2018

Youth Mobilization cares for children who live in some of Manila’s high-need areas. This ER partner’s major focus is to help provide education, but hunger constantly gnaws at the kids’ stomachs and distracts them. The solution, we’ve found, is to give these kids a hot meal. Youth Mobilization team leader Mackie Custodio recently received some […]

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Quito Conference Inspires Teachers

July 23, 2018

Extreme Response is committed to providing educational support to children and adults who come from the struggling communities where we serve. In Quito, Ecuador ER staff identified a critical need to strengthen the teaching skills of our partners who engage with high-risk kids. We launched our first Teaching Conference to meet this need. By Robyn […]

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Summer Camp for Golden Girls

July 6, 2018

By Ann Benavidez, Director, Golden Hands Livelihood Educational Program May was a busy month. For the first time we launched a Summer Sewing Camp for girls aging 7-12 years old. Nine girls attended a two-days-a-week class from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for eight sessions. The girls learned hand sewing, basic stitches and how to use a […]

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IT Tender Preps 220 Kids For School

July 6, 2018

We love it when ER partners stretch funds to meet more needs than expected. IT Tender (ITT), which serves the families living in squatter communities and settlements in metro Manila, negotiated hard to turn school funds designed to meet the needs of 164 kids into 220 kids! ITT’s John Coffey shares this: Words aren’t enough […]

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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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