Humanitarian Outreach

Meet The Overcomers

June 17, 2019

By Jerry Carnill, President & CEO (June 1, 2019) I’d like to introduce you to three people who are working to escape generational poverty and oppression. We call them “The Overcomers”. They have the spirit, drive and perseverance to overcome huge obstacles – but they need love and support to get there. You’ll see yourself in […]

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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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What’s Cooking in Manila?

April 25, 2019

By John Coffey, IT Tender Team Leader (April 26, 2019) School is out for the summer in Manila, but the children are still hungry to learn. During the months of April and May, the learning continues at IT Tender with our summer projects and events. The temperature reaches almost 40 degrees celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit), […]

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Make Your Mom Smile

April 2, 2019

(April 25, 2019) Mother’s Day is May 12. Your mom is special! So don’t wait. If you buy her a gift on AmazonSmile, ER will receive .5% of your purchase. There’s no extra cost. Click here to shop and/or sign up. If you’re reading this blog, chances are you care about people. But with life pounding […]

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Women Gain New Skills

March 29, 2019

(March 28, 2019) For more than a year, ER has invested into a greater-Manila community with the goal of helping empower women – and entire families – so they can live sustainable and fulfilling lives. After extensive research, interviews and analysis, our staff and volunteers have been pouring into the community in several ways. Now […]

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Generosity Trumps Haiti Turmoil

March 1, 2019

Hunger doesn’t wait for a boat filled with food to arrive. It gnaws at your stomach, leaves you listless and detracts from your ability to learn. That’s especially the case in Haiti where ongoing protests are making food even more scarce while inflating prices. Unfortunately, ER partner House of Hope has 100 mouths to feed […]

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How One School is Helping Rebirth A Community

February 28, 2019

After a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck coastal Ecuador in April 2016, Mariana López experienced a momentary loss of hope. The beloved Faith & Hope School building that was providing vital help to the kids in Pedernales was in ruins. The thought struck her that the school might never rise again. What would happen to these vulnerable children? It’s […]

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Am I Beautiful?

January 4, 2019

By Walt Walkowski, ER Global Impact Coordinator Last month while in Manila to help Ravenna Baptist Church sponsor a youth soccer 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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10 Ways to Find Your Purpose

January 2, 2019

Having grown up in Ecuador, Rheanna Cline created an opportunities list to encourage you to engage with ER. We’ve updated it for 2019. (Posted Sept. 25, 2016, updated May 24, 2019) By Rheanna Lea Cline Through the work of Extreme Response, thousands of people living in extreme situations are experiencing significant life change. With programs […]

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