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Overcoming Evil in South Africa

February 28, 2019

By Alyssa Carrell There is an atmosphere of evil when you enter Beaufort West, South Africa. This city of 45,000 is plagued by human trafficking. According to Justice International: *600,000 women and children are sex trafficked every year in Africa. *80% of their first contact with a trafficker was through a woman. *Trafficked women, girls and […]

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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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First Living Room Furniture Delivered!

February 18, 2019

Story update: Fast forward less than one year, and the guys in the Quito Dump Community Men’s program are producing some stellar furniture. Check out this set below. Notice the recycled pallet wood. How awesome is this? ER’s Pete Emery shares: “We delivered our first living room set that the guys have been working hard […]

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International Women’s Day: #BalanceforBetter

February 14, 2019

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day on March 8 is #BalanceforBetter. At Extreme Response, we enthusiastically support helping women worldwide. According to the International Women’s Day Website, the event was first recognized in 1908 and is now a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. We’ve witnessed first-hand […]

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Learn, Love, Live in South Africa this Summer

February 12, 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 Summer Intern Program in South Africa! During this 10-week intensive outreach opportunity you will live in community with like-minded people, serve at ER’s South Africa Dream Centre, and visit amazing scenery like Table […]

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Gifts Open Door to Boy’s Heart

January 9, 2019

By Alyssa Carrel, ER Writer Since his arrival in 2012 at African Hope Trust, an ER partner operating safe homes for children located in South Africa, Ekundayo* has kept himself at arm’s length from everyone aside from his house Mama. He doesn’t show affection and rarely expresses emotion, reflecting his troubling journey. During the 2018 Christmas […]

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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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