Humanitarian Outreach

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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Nepal Partner Helps Community Recover from Modern Slavery

May 23, 2018

As a humanitarian organization, ER staff see a lot of heartbreaking situations around the world that deserve compassionate response. Our partner Pokhara Child Care Center (PHCC) in Nepal is helping one community recover from something truly unimaginable – modern slavery. Leaders from PHCC recently visited the ex-slave community to distribute supplies and provide medical help. […]

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Ecuador Earthquake Update: 2 Years Later

May 9, 2018

It was just two years ago that the devastating earthquake rumbled through coastal Ecuador leaving thousands of people to start over. ER was able to provide emergency supplies and rebuild several homes thanks to the generosity of donors. One casualty was the Faith & Hope School in Pedernales, which was so damaged it had to […]

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Short-Term Volunteers Needed in S. Africa

May 8, 2018

ER is expanding our after-school program in South Africa and has openings for short-term volunteers/interns. This opportunity involves instructing kids from local settlements who are in need of homework help and extracurricular activities. Volunteers would join our staff at the ER Dream Centre facility in Cape Town. Typically, volunteers commit to three months to one […]

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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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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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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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