Short-Term Teams

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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Find Your Life-Changing Experience With ER

July 18, 2018

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications So you’ve heard about short-term volunteering overseas and you’re intrigued. But, you wonder, where in the world should you go and how can you make a real impact? Fortunately for you, we have the solution to your dilemma –  connect with Extreme Response in the Philippines, Ecuador or South Africa. Our […]

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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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Team Omaha: Building Homes, Changing The Lives Of Dump Families

September 15, 2016

By John Toney, Team Omaha Arriving late in Quito, Ecuador on July the 19, 2016, a team from Omaha, NE of 23 people arose early the next morning to join the ER team, Ricardo Vaca Maila and Luis Anibal Maila Vaca. Our purpose was to contruct a new house for Pedro and Martha Robles Guachi, […]

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Volunteers Pour Into Families, Build Classrooms For Kids

July 8, 2016

By Paul Fernane ER’s Paul Fernane directs short-term teams in the Americas, with a majority of those trips taking place in Ecuador where he is stationed. Below, Paul shares the recent impact created by a team from Washington state. The team from Kennewick Baptist Church did an awesome job of strengthening their relationship with our […]

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Belwop Kids Wreck the Hearts of Volunteers

February 23, 2016

“Every human should be able to sleep on a mattress.” – Travis Clark Would you travel 9,500 miles – each way – at your own expense – to have your heart wrecked by some orphans? That’s what happened to eight volunteers from Canvas, a San Francisco-area church, when a team led by lead pastor Travis […]

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Donated iPads Open Up New Worlds for Kids with Disabilities

April 6, 2015

“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t being said”.                              ~Author Unknown Most of us never think about what a gift it is to be able to communicate using our words. That’s not possible for some of the children […]

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