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Urgent: 85 Kids Need School Supplies

August 26, 2019

For the last few years, ER has provided School Packs comprised of school uniforms, supplies and/or backpacks customized for the vulnerable children we serve. This year, we’re short on funds, but we want to make sure to provide School Packs for the 85 kids enrolled in our programs. This includes the children enrolled in the […]

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A Movement is Developing In Quito

August 13, 2019

Following years of compassion and encouragement by staff and volunteers, we’re seeing exciting progress among within the Quito Recycling Community. Members of the Community are becoming small business operators! ER’s Johanna Hildago shares: “We held the first training workshop for entrepreneurs on Aug. 3 at the ER Team House. Topics included Money Management, Public Relations […]

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Filling Hungry Bellies Through Food Packs

July 25, 2019

How’s this for filling hungry bellies? On Sunday, July 13, 120 passionate volunteers from Grace Chapel of Lancaster, CA, came together with Russ and Gina Cline of Extreme Response and Kids Around the World to pack 20,000 meals to feed orphans and vulnerable children in the Philippines. The food is vital. Kids who are undernourished […]

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Celebrating Aunty Pam

July 19, 2019

By Amy Townsend, Co-Director, South Africa Dream Centre (July 19, 2019) ER’s Amy Townsend shares a heart-felt tribute to Pam Keightley, AKA “Aunty Pam” to thousands of children she poured into at God’s Little Lighthouse (GLL). Pam died in her sleep. It’s a sad day! But heaven is rejoicing that Aunty Pam has arrived. She will […]

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Serve in South Africa, Ecuador, Philippines

July 16, 2019

Are you interested in serving overseas? Do you love children? Do you seek a life-changing, cross-cultural experience? If yes, then check out ER’s Mobilization Program! We operate programs for vulnerable kids and women in Ecuador, South Africa and the Philippines. You’ll be working alongside ER staff and our partners who are stationed in those countries. […]

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Meet The Overcomers

June 27, 2019

By Jerry Carnill, President & CEO (June 28, 2019 Update) Thank you to all the donors who have given to the Overcomers campaign thus far. We greatly appreciate your support. Please know the women and kids enrolled in our programs appreciate it as well. Despite some generous gifts, we’re well short of our goals for funding our […]

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Victor Overcomes Chaos, Aces Exams

June 27, 2019

By Alyssa Carrel, ER Staff Writer At the end of the first term of the school year, Victor* was failing math. He has continually struggled in school. When Victor was in first grade, his mother lost her leg in a train accident. Victor’s grandparents have been raising him and his sister. During the chaos of […]

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Bikers Roll to Invest in Vulnerable People

June 24, 2019

Extreme Response Canada’s third annual bike ride attracted some passionate cyclists who participated in the June 22 event. Cycling 2 Change Lives is a bike ride designed specifically to raise funds for people living in extreme, often life-threatening conditions around the world. This year’s bike ride raised nearly $8,000. The funds will be used to […]

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Aiysha Overcomes a Broken Family

June 19, 2019

By Alyssa Carrel, ER Staff Writer Life is often tragedy. We struggle and fight to claw our way out of the sadness that wants nothing more than to pull us back down. Tragedy can be intoxicating, telling us we were never anything special and now that we’ve suffered, we will never be anything special. In […]

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Venezuelan, Colombian Refugees Overcome

June 18, 2019

Like you, we have deep compassion for the people of Venezuela and Colombia who have left the country in order to survive. These desperate refugees are scattering throughout South America. Thousands of hurting and hungry people are streaming through Quito, Ecuador, looking for a safe haven. ER is working with long-time partner Pan de Vida, […]

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