Extreme Response

Thank You ‘Golden’ Donors

April 24, 2018

ER would like share our deep appreciation for 18 new donors who committed to supporting the Golden Hands Livelihood program last week. Director Anne Benavidez presented the opportunity to women’s groups in the U.S. to help Golden Hands program enrollees as they work their way out of generational poverty through skills development and entrepreneurialism. Program […]

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Investing Your Tax Refund in People

April 15, 2018

Getting a tax refund this year? If so, congratulations! Refunds are a huge help when paying bills, adding to savings or allowing for a little splurging. Hey, you work hard a deserve some fun. Maybe you’re planning to invest your refund. If so, have you considered investing in people? We have some impactful ideas, whether […]

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Water Project to Help Vulnerable Children

April 5, 2018

Jessica Sanders, Extreme Response’s new Orphans & Vulnerable Children Initiative Coordinator, has traveled to our three regions to meet ER staff and partners. One of those trips included a visit to Nyeri, Kenya and BELWOP, an ER partner that is home to 28 beautiful children spanning all ages. Jessica spent two days at BELWOP, where […]

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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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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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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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