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Cycles For Life Mobilizes Barber

Cycles For Life Mobilizes Barber

Barber Overcomes COVID Hurdles Through Pay-It-Forward Program Yman was stuck. The 23-year-old was studying and working at a barber shop during COVID and it wasn't going well. He couldn't use public transportation to get to work or school. In fact, the barber shop was...

Be a School Pack Hero

Be a School Pack Hero

Kids worldwide are heading back to school with their backpacks, uniforms and supplies. But some kids won't be returning because their families cannot afford the cost of these items, especially following COVID lockdowns that resulted in parents losing income. Sadly,...

Kindle Health Clinic Gets Electricity

Kindle Health Clinic Gets Electricity

Would you seek help at a health clinic that lacked power? When we first encountered the Katawa Clinic in 2017, it was the only rural clinic providing women's health services in Malawi. ER partner Kindle Orphan Outreach oversees the clinic and asked for our help. The...

Fish Hoek First Graders Dream Big

Fish Hoek First Graders Dream Big

One of our favorite activities is "onboarding" new kids to our Dream Centers. We challenge them to dream big by asking them, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Our Grade 1 students in Fish Hoek recently had fun thinking about that question and ER's Dawn...

Pandemic Response: Emergency Veggies

Pandemic Response: Emergency Veggies

"Relief update: 1,856 families received their veggies from Baguio, for a total of 3,927 families getting emergency food." When the coronavirus outbreak hit in the spring of 2020, ER responded by distributing emergency food to families in need in the communities we...

Newlyweds Donate Gifts to Belwop Kids

Newlyweds Donate Gifts to Belwop Kids

Paige Brenner Eubank was immediately intrigued when she heard about a ministry in Kenya that was helping vulnerable kids. In the summer of 2018, Canvas Church sent a team of volunteers through Extreme Response to serve at partner Belwop Child Rescue Center in Nyeri,...

Drivers Survive Kidnapping; Lemuel Leaders Express Joy

Drivers Survive Kidnapping; Lemuel Leaders Express Joy

“After receiving the news, we were almost paralyzed with relief. All we could do was praise God and thank Him over and over." There was high drama in the Western plateau of Haiti for long-time Extreme Response partner Lemuel Ministries when two employees were...

Brad McKenna Joins Extreme Response as President & CEO

Brad McKenna Joins Extreme Response as President & CEO

Our ER family is about to become stronger! I first met Brad McKenna in 2006, when he joined a short-term work team to Malawi, Africa, and I liked him immediately. He is from the same area of Michigan where Dawn and I grew up and where our sending church is located....

ATAIM Increases Impact with Guest Housing

ATAIM Increases Impact with Guest Housing

If you've been waiting to join a volunteer team serving with ER partner ATAIM in Beaufort West, South Africa, we have great news. ATAIM recently received and remodeled a sea container, making more room for you and your team. In his most recent newsletter, ATAIM's...

COVID-19 Response: Emergency Food

COVID-19 Response: Emergency Food

https://youtu.be/S1Qwdujn8f0 Brian Wallace, ER Americas Region Director, shares a glimpse of the emergency food distribution taking place since the beginning of our COVID-19 response. The Quito Garbage Transfer Station (Dump) has restricted work, causing severe stress...

ER Canada Invites You to Its Virtual Dinner

ER Canada Invites You to Its Virtual Dinner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8tauxTJ_Kc&feature=youtu.be Help Make ER Canada's 2020 Virtual Dinner a Big Success Extreme Response Canada is not letting COVID-19 hinder its annual banquet. After some hearty discussions, the team has shifted to a virtual...

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...

Recreation Helps Belwop Kids Flourish

Recreation Helps Belwop Kids Flourish

Nutrition, education, shelter and healthcare are often highest priorities for helping orphans and at-risk kids. But there's another element of healthy living that's equally important for the kids at ER partner Belwop Rescue Center and Children's Home -- recreation....

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...

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