Caring For Dump Kids

#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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Celebrating the Bishops

September 13, 2018

When Mike and Carol Bishop left for language school in 1984, they had no idea what their lives would look like once they landed in Ecuador. They just knew they wanted to help people. Fast forward to today and they are now enjoying 34 years of memories collected while serving through HCJB (now Reach Beyond), […]

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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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It Takes Teamwork

November 12, 2017

By Dawn Carnill Director of Christmas Outreach The 23-member 2017 South Africa Christmas team is already back home, decorating their own trees and gearing up for their own family holidays in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom. They spent 10 days in South Africa in late November, putting on 17 parties and going on […]

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ER Receives Inspiring Gift of AEDs

October 9, 2017

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications (Scroll to the bottom to read a brief update on this blog.) In 2016, ER’s Brian Wallace shared an important need. “Our Quito Dump Program is growing,” he said. “One day we’ll likely have to deal with a health incident.” Brian came to Ecuador with a medical background, knowing all […]

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David’s Journey: From Dump Diaper Duty to President of Linguava Interpreters

August 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 twenties, David Brackett traveled thousands of miles to change the diapers of infants and work in the Quito Dump Daycare. Diaper duty wasn’t highlighted in his short-term volunteer job description, but […]

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7 Reasons to Join an ER Christmas Team

March 7, 2017

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications So you’ve survived winter and are looking for something exciting to do this year. You’ve thought about planning a vacation, but the idea of another beach trip leaves you empty. Fortunately for you, we’ve got the perfect solution: Join an Extreme Response Christmas team and help change lives! Join an […]

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Celebrating ER’s Child Center Relocation

March 6, 2017

In March 2016, ER was told by local authorities we needed to move the Daycare out of the Quito Dump to comply with new safety regulations. While this wasn’t in our plans, we embraced the challenge and found a new location, which turned out to be even better for the kids. One year later, we […]

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Help ER With Custom Cards For Your Event

November 11, 2016

Have you ordered your invitations or announcement cards yet? Hopefully not because there is now a great way for you to order beautiful custom cards at a reasonable price and at the same time help Extreme Response. We are pleased to announce a partnership with Cards For Good, a new ecommerce store that gives 50% […]

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Let’s Celebrate! 20 Ways To Engage With ER

September 25, 2016

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. By Rheanna Lea Cline Through the work of Extreme Response, thousands of people living in extreme situations are […]

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