Humanitarian Outreach

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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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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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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Volunteers in Hot Water…And That’s Good

October 24, 2017

“Every water line we opened had some kind of hidden issue. We were living on bought time.” – Pete Emery If you’ve visited Extreme Response’s Team House in Quito, you know this awesome four-story facility is showing its age. Last year we repaired and remodeled the exterior (scroll below) and this year we are excited […]

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Lighthouse Gets Bathroom Makeovers

October 6, 2017

So many kids, so few bathroom options. That’s been the case for years at God’s Little Lighthouse (GLL), a pre-school that serves the families from local squatter communities. More than once, the situation has led to less-than-hygienic results. No more. Thanks to the hard work of ER staff, volunteers and donors, GLL is getting new […]

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Elegant Fashions Helping Trafficked Girls

October 5, 2017

Many people are angry at the injustice of human trafficking. Katie Martinez is doing something awesome in response. By Tim Fausch, ER Communications As a farm girl in Iowa, Katie Martinez didn’t set out to help human trafficking victims. Inspired to pursue fashion by watching her mom sew, her life was planned out. In 2005 […]

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Ecuador Quake: Faith & Hope School Rises!

June 26, 2017

(June 27, 2017 Update) In April 2016 a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake leveled hundreds of buildings in coastal Ecuador. One of those buildings was the Faith & Hope School. ER donors and volunteers responded (scroll below to learn how). Today we want to share this video provided by ER’s Pete Emery showing the tremendous progress on […]

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PCCC Responds to Quake Needs in Nepal

June 4, 2017

June 5, 2017 By Allen Allnoch, ER Writer ER supports the efforts of our partners who reach out to the victims of local disasters. Read more about the Nepal earthquake response here. When a natural disaster such as an earthquake hits an impoverished region, the recovery can take years. Such is the case in central […]

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ER Volunteer Scores Awesome Grant

April 6, 2017

Mikayla Bridges is going to have an exciting summer in South Africa thanks largely to a grant from Clemson University. The Clemson student was awarded a $3,000 Educational Enrichment Travel Grant in order to serve at ER’s Dream Centre located near CapeTown. The grant will cover her travel and living expenses. Congratulations Mikayla! “We couldn’t […]

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Quake Destroyed School, Not Christmas Spirit

December 23, 2016

(Friday December 23, 2016 Update) On April 16 the Faith and Hope School in Perdenales was among the thousands of buildings destroyed by the massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake that rocked coastal Ecuador. Fortunately, though hundreds of people died in the devastation, the quake hit at night so none of the children were in classes. The school […]

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