Extreme Response

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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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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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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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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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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