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Gifts Open Door to Boy’s Heart

January 9, 2019

By Alyssa Carrel, ER Writer Since his arrival in 2012 at African Hope Trust, an ER partner operating safe homes for children located in South Africa, Ekundayo* has kept himself at arm’s length from everyone aside from his house Mama. He doesn’t show affection and rarely expresses emotion, reflecting his troubling journey. During the 2018 Christmas […]

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20 Ways To Engage With ER in 2019

January 2, 2019

Having grown up in Ecuador and experiencing ER’s outreach to the poorest of the poor first-hand, Rheanna Cline created the following list to encourage everyone to celebrate 20 years of ER Christmas parties in the Quito Dump. We’ve updated it slightly for 2019. (Posted Sept. 25, 2016, updated Dec. 26, 2018) By Rheanna Lea Cline […]

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Going Green: ER Shifts to Paperless Receipts

January 1, 2019

Starting January 2019, Extreme Response is shifting to electronic receipts. This is great news on multiple fronts. First, we’ll save at least $10,000 in costs of paper, printing, stuffing and mailing. Second, this shift frees up valuable staff time to pour into high-value projects. Third, this shift is possible because of a new $60,000 software […]

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Family is the Joy of Life

January 1, 2019

By Dawn Carnill, Director of Christmas Outreach In this blog, Dawn Carnill gives you a front-row seat to the journey of a young Filipino enduring cancer and how he radiates hope despite his circumstances. It’s the most wonderful time of the year again! Time for shopping, school programs, cookie baking, present wrapping, decorating and partying. It’s […]

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Last Chance For Year-End Gifts

December 26, 2018

By the time you read this, ER may have qualified for matching funds of $200,000. That’s a great start on 2019! However, we’ll still be short on funds to operate our programs at full capacity throughout all of 2019. Dec. 31 is the last day to donate to receive a year-end tax receipts. Last month […]

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Nutrition Fruition

December 9, 2018

A nutrition project months in the making came to fruition on Nov. 17 in San Clemente, CA. ER staff members have been working with two like-minded organizations on a big project – providing nutritious meals for vulnerable people in Malawi. ER’s Russ Cline shares: “Last Saturday, 121 volunteers gathered in San Clemente, CA to pack […]

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Dream Centre Brightens His World

November 29, 2018

By Alyssa Carrel, ER Staff Writer (Nov. 19, 2018) JoJo’s* world is very dim. He is one of our Grade 1 learners and among all his struggles, on this day his biggest challenge is that he battles to see because he needs to wear sunglasses to protect his eyes. JoJo comes into the Dream Centre […]

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#GivingTuesday: A Day Of Generosity

November 27, 2018

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications You know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but what about Giving Tuesday? Way back in 2012, some insightful people wanted to create a movement that matched the excitement and enthusiasm of those two popular shopping days, but with a twist. Instead of focusing on buying Christmas presents, they launched […]

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Wanted: Short-Term Volunteers

November 16, 2018

ER is expanding our after-school program in South Africa and has openings for short-term volunteers. 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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Fearless Youth Sports Camp Inspires Kids

November 8, 2018

Sports are a great way to help vulnerable kids overcome adversity, especially in the Philippines where culture celebrates athletic achievement. So when ER Asia wanted to pour into kids living at children’s homes and struggling communities, the Fearless Youth Sports Camp was born. After months of planning, ER’s Jason Chappell, staff and volunteers launched the […]

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