Fighting Poverty

Urgent: Now Just 37 Kids Need School Supplies

September 18, 2019

Thanks to your generosity, our fall School Packs Drive at 56% of goal! So far donors have gifted 48 of the 85 School Packs needed to provide customized school supplies, backpacks and uniforms for the vulnerable kids who attend ER programs in Ecuador, South Africa and the Philippines. Some of the first recipients are 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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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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Am I Beautiful?

June 17, 2019

By Walt Walkowski, ER Global Impact Coordinator Last month while in Manila to help Ravenna Baptist Church sponsor a youth sports camp, I was approached by one of the girls who asked me something in Tagalog (Filipino language). A co-worker interpreted. The girl asked, “Am I beautiful?” I told her, “Yes, absolutely, you are beautiful!” And she […]

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Overcomers: Girls Learn Life Skills

June 2, 2019

  Last month 11 at-risk girls learned basic sewing at the second Golden Hands Sewing Camp near Manila. The camp provides the girls with life and job skills to help propel them forward. All the girls had to learn to cut patterns and sew, and then make a reversible bag. Here, they proudly show off […]

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Homebuilders Reunite with Quito Family

May 21, 2019

Four years ago, volunteers from Bridge Church, Easton, PA, traveled to Quito, Ecuador to help build a home for a family who gleans its existence from the trash at the Quito Dump. After many hours of work, the home was completed and one family of recyclers had a new outlook on life. The home construction […]

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A Rebel with a Future

May 1, 2019

Emily chose to stay. She chose to re-engage. She chose to accept the opportunities before her. She chose a future and she is thriving! By Robyn Wallace, Quito Dump Program (April 30, 2019) “Emily” made some big decisions recently. Emily first attended the Quito School After-School Support Program as an eight-year-old in 2013. We’ve watched […]

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