Humanitarian Outreach

20 Ways To Engage With ER in 2019

January 2, 2019

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. We’ve updated it slightly for 2019. (Posted Sept. 25, 2016, updated Dec. 26, 2018) By Rheanna Lea Cline […]

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Going Green: ER Shifts to Paperless Receipts

January 1, 2019

Starting January 2019, Extreme Response is shifting to electronic receipts. This is great news on multiple fronts. First, we’ll save at least $10,000 in costs of paper, printing, stuffing and mailing. Second, this shift frees up valuable staff time to pour into high-value projects. Third, this shift is possible because of a new $60,000 software […]

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Family is the Joy of Life

January 1, 2019

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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Last Chance For Year-End Gifts

December 26, 2018

By the time you read this, ER may have qualified for matching funds of $200,000. That’s a great start on 2019! However, we’ll still be short on funds to operate our programs at full capacity throughout all of 2019. Dec. 31 is the last day to donate to receive a year-end tax receipts. Last month […]

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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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