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Emergency Food Provided to Quito Dump Community

Emergency Food Provided to Quito Dump Community

Muchas Gracias from Ecuador! We recently received this letter from Ecuador's Ambassador to the U.S. in response to our Emergency Food distribution program. We feel privileged to represent you as an ER supporter in Ecuador, as well as in South Africa, the Philippines...

Timid Street Kid Now Leads with Passion

Timid Street Kid Now Leads with Passion

A self-described “shy and timid street kid without any formal education,” Junie Antinero, is enjoying a summit moment in his trek to become a strong leader. In March, he completed a four-year leadership training cycle in ER’s global leadership community. “I’ve had the...

Laurel Lee Dreams Big with Quito Kids

Laurel Lee Dreams Big with Quito Kids

"The kids light up when they they finally show you their dreams. It was moving." - Laurel Lee, short-term volunteer at the Quito Dream Center. The COVID-19 pandemic may have shortened Laurel Lee's time helping the kids at the Dream Center, but she still left with...

Pathways Of Hope Highlighted in New Logo

Pathways Of Hope Highlighted in New Logo

Following months of strategic planning and brainstorming, we are pleased to share new design elements that enhance our purpose, visual look and feel. This fresh look is exemplified by a new logo design, a new eNewsletter template and new content. As represented in our...

Pandemic Response: Food for At-Risk Families

Pandemic Response: Food for At-Risk Families

May 2 Pandemic Response Update: The Philippines stay-at-home quarantine has been extended to May 15. But we have good news. ER Asia staff and other local volunteers have successfully provided emergency food to hundreds of families in the Taytay, Rizal community served...

Donor Transparency

Donor Transparency

We're pleased to share that Extreme Response International has reached GuideStar's GoldSeal of Transparency again for 2020. This achievement helps demonstrate our desire for donor transparency in all we do. Whether you are making your first gift to Extreme Response or...

Ecuadorian Orphans Get Emergency Food

Ecuadorian Orphans Get Emergency Food

The generosity of an ER donor has impacted Ecuadorian orphans living in western coastal region. The children are part of the Fundación Shekinah orphanage, a refuge located in the city of Manta. The foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that...

Great Grandfather Treasures Investing in Kids

Great Grandfather Treasures Investing in Kids

Chuck Slick isn't your typical 82-year-old great grandfather. A widower since his wife Mickey passed in 2008, the Bedford, PA, resident uses his time investing in the futures of vulnerable kids who live on the other side of the world. Chuck does this by both...

Down, But Not Out, Sikani Aces Math Test

Down, But Not Out, Sikani Aces Math Test

Many of the children who attend ER's Fish Hoek Dream Center have stories that can break -- and warm -- your heart. Sikani* is one of those kids. In his case, one math test helped turn his life around. Sikani lives in Masiphumelele, a large settlement near Cape Town,...

Coronavirus FAQ: ER Staff, Programs and You

Coronavirus FAQ: ER Staff, Programs and You

At ER headquarters in Snellville, GA, we are monitoring the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the regions where our staff are located. While staff safety is our utmost priority, we also are working to show compassion for the women and children in our programs....

Dream Centre Kids Learn to Play Baseball

Dream Centre Kids Learn to Play Baseball

By Amy Townsend, Fish Hoek Dream Centre Co-Director Our Dream Centre (DC) kids are learning a new sport. While baseball is not as popular in South Africa as rugby, cricket or soccer, there is an active league here in Cape Town so we encouraged the kids to try it. So...

Diaper Duty Lifts ER Volunteer

Diaper Duty Lifts ER Volunteer

To help celebrate Linguava's 10-year anniversary, we've reposted this Newsfeed item originally posted on Aug. 10, 2017.  By Tim Fausch, ER Communications "'The secret to living is giving'. That concept has really impacted my heart." - David Brackett While in his early...

Children’s Home Overflows with Achievements

Children’s Home Overflows with Achievements

In January, ER's Manila Children’s Home (MCH) celebrated six years of excellence and compassion with a rousing ceremony and awards recognition program. 2019 was a banner year for the 10 boys who live there. MCH co-director Gela Basiwa shared some very impressive 2019...

Dream with South African Kids as a Short-Term Volunteer

Dream with South African Kids as a Short-Term Volunteer

ER has openings for short-term volunteers July 7-Sept. 18 and Sept. 29-Dec. 2 at our Fish Hoek (Cape Town) Dream Centre after-school program. If you love working with kids and would enjoy a cross-cultural experience in beautiful South Africa, then this opportunity is...

KIDStory Teacher Training Inspires

KIDStory Teacher Training Inspires

ER's Robyn Wallace of the Quito Dream Center shared her team's excitement regarding KIDStory training they received, along with other like-minded organizations, in early January 2020. "ER hosted a two-day training on the art of storytelling with the most important...

Dreaming Big: Building Pathways of Hope

Dreaming Big: Building Pathways of Hope

“Based upon the success with our current kids, we feel led to open three new Dream Centers in the next 24 months in order to provide pathways of hope.” — Jerry Carnill Have you ever experienced life-giving hope? If you are like me, you have spent nights wrestling with...

Lovable Rogue Shocks with Turnaround

Lovable Rogue Shocks with Turnaround

Fast Stat: 46 kids in the Quito After-School Program receive 7,500+ hot meals annually, providing valuable nutrition and energy to learn. Miguel* is no newcomer to our Quito After-School Program. This 12-year-old has been with us for four years. He’s a lovable rogue,...

Ed Newman’s Legacy: Service and Generosity

Ed Newman’s Legacy: Service and Generosity

The following stories are tributes to ER heroes - those who have lived sacrificially in order to serve others. We hope you are inspired by their lives. On Saturday, Dec. 14, Ed Newman went to be with his Lord. He had been visiting family in Colorado when he was struck...

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