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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....

ER’s Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

ER’s Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

ER is responding to the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) with safety and compassion. Our global teams have full discretion to act in the best interests of those we serve. We have temporarily closed all programs to comply with local mandates. Staff will work from home...

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 to invest in the futures of vulnerable kids who live on the other side of the world. Chuck does this by both...

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...

Volunteers Surprise Belwop Kids with Safari

Volunteers Surprise Belwop Kids with Safari

A team of volunteers from Canvas Church returned to Nyeri, Kenya, to pour into the kids at Belwop Rescue Center and Children's Home. Nick Carnill shares this encouraging update regarding long-time ER partner Belwop Rescue Center and Children's Home in Nyeri, Kenya....

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...

Quito Kids Find Hope in Scholarships

Quito Kids Find Hope in Scholarships

By Jessica Sanders, Quito Dream Center Do you remember the moment when a struggling child did something truly unexpected and inspiring? Maybe it was passing a big test. Or turning in homework 100% complete. Or suddenly treating classmates with respect. You treasured...

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 to Hope

Dreaming Big: Building Pathways to 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 to 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,...

Donor Transparency

Donor Transparency

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

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...

A Star Pupil is Born

A Star Pupil is Born

Fast Stat: 33 kids who attend the South Africa Dream Center received 3,078 instructional hours from ER staff and volunteers during one 90-day term. Aziza* was born into a broken family in a settlement in South Africa. Aziza survived, somehow, despite her mom’s...

Five Things on ER’s Thankful List

Five Things on ER’s Thankful List

Happy Thanksgiving! If you had to choose one word to define Thanksgiving, what would it be?  For me, it’s the word “gratitude”.  We give thanks on Thanksgiving out of grateful hearts. Take a moment and put aside the distractions in your life. What brings you joy,...

School Packs Boost Quito Kids

School Packs Boost Quito Kids

Imagine being "that kid" who shows up hungry for school every day and barely keeps up with your classmates. When your school says you have to buy your own uniform and supplies to stay enrolled, you learn a harsh reality...your family cannot afford these items. So you...

Haiti Orphans Overcome the Odds

Haiti Orphans Overcome the Odds

  Food Arrives in Haiti! If you've been following the unrest in Haiti, you know shortages of food, water and fuel are creating frightening conditions throughout the country. ER's two partners in Haiti, Lemuel Ministries and House Of Hope (Children's Home for...

Volunteers Experience Life Impact in Ecuador

Volunteers Experience Life Impact in Ecuador

Every short-term team has a unique experience based on the country, culture and timing of its trip. This serendipity is one reason why joining a team of volunteers is so rewarding. Team members think they are traveling to help others, but often return surprised at how...

Connect with ER

Connect with ER

So many ways to communicate...so little time. We want to connect with you using your favorite platform, whatever that is. Help us understand! We want our communications to be fun and engaging, but on which platforms? We have inspiring life-change stories guaranteed to...

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