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COVID-19 Response: We’re Stretching Food Supplies

COVID-19 Response: We’re Stretching Food Supplies

With our Fish Hoek Dream Center reopening this month, we're having to stretch the remaining funds for our COVID-19 emergency response. We're providing kids with nutritious meals during their time at the DC and providing their families with gift cards to purchase food...

Hungry Family Loves Its Neighbors

Hungry Family Loves Its Neighbors

By Nick Carnill, ER Africa Staff For three months during the COIVD-19 crisis in South Africa, ER staff members have distributed emergency food, books and supplies to families in great need in local communities. Nick Carnill shares a story that shows how one hungry...

Laurel Lee Dreams Big with Quito Kids

Laurel Lee Dreams Big with Quito Kids

"The kids light up when they they finally show you their dreams. It was moving." - Laurel Lee, short-term volunteer at the Quito Dream Center. The COVID-19 pandemic may have shortened Laurel Lee's time helping the kids at the Dream Center, but she still left with...

Pandemic Response: Food for At-Risk Families

Pandemic Response: Food for At-Risk Families

May 2 Pandemic Response Update: The Philippines stay-at-home quarantine has been extended to May 15. But we have good news. ER Asia staff and other local volunteers have successfully provided emergency food to hundreds of families in the Taytay, Rizal community served...

Donor Transparency

Donor Transparency

We're pleased to share that Extreme Response International has reached GuideStar's GoldSeal of Transparency again for 2020. This achievement helps demonstrate our desire for donor transparency in all we do. Whether you are making your first gift to Extreme Response or...

Ecuadorian Orphans Get Emergency Food

Ecuadorian Orphans Get Emergency Food

The generosity of an ER donor has impacted Ecuadorian orphans living in western coastal region. The children are part of the Fundación Shekinah orphanage, a refuge located in the city of Manta. The foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that...

Great Grandfather Treasures Investing in Kids

Great Grandfather Treasures Investing in Kids

Chuck Slick isn't your typical 82-year-old great grandfather. A widower since his wife Mickey passed in 2008, the Bedford, PA, resident uses his time investing in the futures of vulnerable kids who live on the other side of the world. Chuck does this by both...

Coronavirus FAQ: ER Staff, Programs and You

Coronavirus FAQ: ER Staff, Programs and You

At ER headquarters in Snellville, GA, we are monitoring the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the regions where our staff are located. While staff safety is our utmost priority, we also are working to show compassion for the women and children in our programs....

Diaper Duty Lifts ER Volunteer

Diaper Duty Lifts ER Volunteer

To help celebrate Linguava's 10-year anniversary, we've reposted this Newsfeed item originally posted on Aug. 10, 2017.  By Tim Fausch, ER Communications "'The secret to living is giving'. That concept has really impacted my heart." - David Brackett While in his early...

Children’s Home Overflows with Achievements

Children’s Home Overflows with Achievements

In January, ER's Manila Children’s Home (MCH) celebrated six years of excellence and compassion with a rousing ceremony and awards recognition program. 2019 was a banner year for the 10 boys who live there. MCH co-director Gela Basiwa shared some very impressive 2019...

Dream with South African Kids as a Short-Term Volunteer

Dream with South African Kids as a Short-Term Volunteer

ER has openings for short-term volunteers July 7-Sept. 18 and Sept. 29-Dec. 2 at our Fish Hoek (Cape Town) Dream Center after-school program. If you love working with kids and would enjoy a cross-cultural experience in beautiful South Africa, then this opportunity is...

KIDStory Teacher Training Inspires

KIDStory Teacher Training Inspires

ER's Robyn Wallace of the Quito Dream Center shared her team's excitement regarding KIDStory training they received, along with other like-minded organizations, in early January 2020. "ER hosted a two-day training on the art of storytelling with the most important...

Dreaming Big: Building Pathways of Hope

Dreaming Big: Building Pathways of Hope

“Based upon the success with our current kids, we feel led to open three new Dream Centers in the next 24 months in order to provide pathways of hope.” — Jerry Carnill Have you ever experienced life-giving hope? If you are like me, you have spent nights wrestling with...

Raising Human Trafficking Awareness

Raising Human Trafficking Awareness

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...

Lovable Rogue Shocks with Turnaround

Lovable Rogue Shocks with Turnaround

Fast Stat: 46 kids in the Quito After-School Program receive 7,500+ hot meals annually, providing valuable nutrition and energy to learn. Miguel* is no newcomer to our Quito After-School Program. This 12-year-old has been with us for four years. He’s a lovable rogue,...

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