Humanitarian Outreach

Family is the Joy of Life

December 13, 2018

By Dawn Carnill, Director of Christmas Outreach In this blog, Dawn Carnill gives you a front-row seat to the journey of a young Filipino enduring cancer and how he radiates hope despite his circumstances. It’s the most wonderful time of the year again! Time for shopping, school programs, cookie baking, present wrapping, decorating and partying. It’s […]

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Donations DOUBLED Through Dec. 31

December 10, 2018

Last month I shared how ER is Investing in Human Futures to help people escape generational poverty. We’re excited because our staff is growing really quickly, our volunteer teams are filling up and our partners are positioned to make 2019 a year of incredible impact. We have so much opportunity to impact vulnerable women and […]

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Shop Online to Help Vulnerable Kids

December 9, 2018

(Nov. 7, 2018) Getting a check from AmazonSmile for $121.09 last quarter reminds us that we can help ER simply by designating ER as our charity while shopping! If you’re reading this blog, chances are you care about people. But with life pounding us 24/7, it’s hard to know how to help. We’ve got great news. […]

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#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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ER Achieves GoldSeal Status with GuideStar

October 26, 2018

  We’re pleased to announce Extreme Response International has reached GuideStar’s GoldSeal of Transparency in 2018. This achievement helps demonstrate our desire for accuracy and accountability in all that we do. Whether you are making your first gift to Extreme Response or you’re a frequent donor, please know we receive it with tremendous appreciation and a commitment […]

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Cobblestones Become Soccer Playground

October 23, 2018

After the 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck in April 2016, Mariana López experienced a momentary loss of hope. The beloved Faith & Hope School building that was providing much needed help to the kids in Pedernales was in ruins. The thought struck her that the school might never rise again. By Mariana López, Alfalite Foundation The construction of the Faith & Hope […]

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Family Evicted from the Sidewalk

October 19, 2018

While ER helps hundreds of vulnerable women annually, we focus our blogs on just a few so readers can follow their journeys. The following story updates Gina’s journey, which we introduced in fall 2017.  By Anne Benavidez, ER Asia (Oct. 19, 2018) Gina Tublag was one of the Golden Hands third class of graduates last […]

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Bridge Team Volunteers: Crazy or Inspired?

July 18, 2018

By Mike Bishop It is so great to see a work team catch a vision for a trip and then keep coming back and building relationships. This happened with a team to Ecuador who started coming in 2012 to work on a the church of ER’s Jose and Teresa Jimenez. The resulting long-term relationship has […]

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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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Nutrition is Helping Kids Fight Cancer

June 13, 2018

Imagine learning that your child has cancer and needs treatment at a hospital in a distant city, but you have no resources because you are poor. Out of love for your child, you travel from your home anyway and hope for the best. Many families in the Philippines face this nightmarish situation and become hopeless […]

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