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Meet The Overcomers

Meet The Overcomers

We'd like to introduce you to three people who are working to escape generational poverty and oppression. We call them “The Overcomers”. They have the spirit, drive and perseverance to overcome huge obstacles – but they need love and support to get there. You’ll see...

ER Canada Rolls for Vulnerable People

ER Canada Rolls for Vulnerable People

Extreme Response Canada's third annual bike ride attracted some passionate cyclists who participated in the June 22 event. Cycling 2 Change Lives is a bike ride designed specifically to raise funds for people living in extreme, often life-threatening conditions around...

Venezuelan, Colombian Refugees Overcome

Venezuelan, Colombian Refugees Overcome

Like you, we have deep compassion for the people of Venezuela and Colombia who have left their countries in order to survive. These desperate refugees are scattering throughout South America. Thousands of hurting and hungry people are streaming through Quito, Ecuador,...

Camps Inspire Manila Kids

Camps Inspire Manila Kids

Am I Beautiful? By Walt Walkowski, ER Global Impact Coordinator Last month while in Manila to help Ravenna Baptist Church sponsor a youth sports camp, I was approached by one of the Manila kids who asked me something in Tagalog (Filipino language). A co-worker...

Leadership Development Inspires

Leadership Development Inspires

Nepal Summit Inspires Leaders Question: When a young organization is helping vulnerable people in remote parts of the world, how do you make sure the work is sustainable? This is a real-life leadership development challenge faced by ER partner Xulon Project of...

Short-Term Team Impacts Community

Short-Term Team Impacts Community

Four years ago, a short-term team from Bridge Church, Easton, PA, traveled to Quito, Ecuador to help build a home for a family who gleans its existence from the trash at the Quito Dump. After many hours of work, the home was completed and one family of recyclers had a...

IT Tender Preps Kids for Life

IT Tender Preps Kids for Life

By John Coffey, IT Tender Team Leader (April 26, 2019) School is out for the summer in Manila, but the children are still hungry to learn. During the months of April and May, the learning continues at IT Tender with our summer projects and events. The temperature...

School Helps Rebirth A Community

School Helps Rebirth A Community

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...

Seven Reasons to Join a Christmas Team

Seven Reasons to Join a Christmas Team

So you've survived winter and are looking for something exciting to do this year. You've thought about planning a vacation, but the idea of another beach trip leaves you empty. Fortunately for you, we've got the perfect solution: Join an Extreme Response Christmas...

Nutrition Fruition

Nutrition Fruition

A nutrition project months in the making came to fruition on in San Clemente, CA. ER staff members have been working with two like-minded organizations on a big project - providing nutritious meals for vulnerable people in Malawi. ER's Russ Cline shares: "Last...

Find Your Life-Changing Volunteering Experience

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...

Directors Inspire, Challenge Extreme Response

ER is blessed with a creative, talented, compassionate and dedicated board of directors. The board keeps ER leadership accountable, offers strategic input and challenges us to think bigger. The ER Board meets twice annually in person, plus engages via committees,...

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...

Elegant Fashions Fights Human Trafficking

Elegant Fashions Fights Human Trafficking

Many people are angry at the injustice of human trafficking. By launching Elegant Fashions, Katie Martinez is doing something awesome in response. By Tim Fausch, ER Communications As a farm girl in Iowa, Katie Martinez didn't set out to help human trafficking victims....

Batang Matinik Promotes Piggeries

Batang Matinik Promotes Piggeries

ER partner Batang Matinik runs the Algang Nanay piggery project to produce inspiring outcomes of changed lives in Quezon City, Philippines. Originally launched to help women generate income by raising pigs (see below), Algang Nanay (Mother’s Care) has helped turn one...

ER Volunteer Invents ‘The Shoe That Grows’

ER Volunteer Invents ‘The Shoe That Grows’

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications After graduating from college, Kenton Lee thought he might become a missionary. He wanted to help people, especially kids, and set out on a journey to discover his life course by serving as an ER volunteer. Having grown up in the small...

Finding the Right Path to Success

Path Project is a long-time ER partner headquartered in Snellville, GA. The organization operates after-school programs in several mobile home parks in Georgia and Tennessee. Co-founder Melinda Hollandsworth shared the story of Sophia in Path Project's most recent...

Kindle Orphan Outreach Fans the Flames

Kindle Orphan Outreach Fans the Flames

By Dawn Carnill   Mrs. Zione Maloni is a widowed mother of eight from a small village in Malawi. She’s also a beneficiary of the Kindle Orphan Outreach Kolezani program. Kolezani means “kindle a fire” and comes from the idea of fanning a small spark into a brightly...

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