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Empowering Women: Pathway For Hope

February 26, 2018

ER is pleased to announce the launch of a new community development program that will focus on helping women and families extricate themselves from economic hardship, low education and a lack of opportunity. The program is called Pathway For Hope and seeks to provide a community in Manila, Philippines, with “holistic opportunities for people’s empowerment”. Pathway […]

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Brunsch Bunch on Epic Journey in Haiti

February 20, 2018

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications It sounded like fun. A friend was assembling a team of volunteers to “go somewhere in Haiti to help” following the devastating earthquake that rocked the country in 2010? Would he join the team? Brad Brunsch not only accepted that invitation, but went on nine more trips to Haiti over […]

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Stitching is Enriching

February 12, 2018

ER loves to leverage relationships with our partners to maximize impact. The following story is a great example. ER operates the Golden Hands Livelihood Educational Program which teaches vulnerable women sewing and business skills so they can help provide for their families. IT Tender serves struggling communities through education, skills training, nutrition and more. By […]

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Directors Inspire, Challenge Extreme Response

January 31, 2018

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications Last month, Extreme Response updated our board profiles. In doing so, we realized how important our board has become to ER’s continued growth and impact. We are blessed with creative, talented, compassionate and dedicated board members. The board keeps ER leadership accountable, offers strategic input and challenges us to think […]

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Ubuntu Soccer Transforming Youth

January 24, 2018

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications For the last few years, Gabe Fisher’s life has been a blur. He was raised in Louisiana and spent time in Asia, but when Gabe moved to South Africa in 2015 his life really accelerated. He joined Extreme Response, married Lindsey Wolfe, who was serving with ER near Cape Town, […]

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Trafficking Awareness: Healing the Scars

January 1, 2018

In recognition of World Day Against Trafficking (July 30, 2018), we are sharing a blog from ER ‘s Jessica Sanders. Scroll below for some of our other anti-trafficking posts. While completing her time helping trafficking victims at a home for girls in the Dominican Republic, Jessica wrote this heart-felt blog that demonstrates the impact such […]

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Update: Destroyed Bakery Now Thriving

December 20, 2017

Hurricane Matthew, a cat 5 storm that devastated Haiti on Oct. 4-5, 2016, claimed 546 lives and produced $1.9 billion (U.S.) in damages. When we shared that ER partner Lemuel’s community was hit by the hurricane, many ER supporters stepped up to help by donating to a relief fund. The community asked for help rebuilding […]

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Empowering Women: Linda is Mom to 80 Kids

December 8, 2017

The following story is one of ER’s Empowering Women blogs that highlight the journeys of women overcoming extreme circumstances to become successful leaders in their families and communities. For some parents, handling even one child is a major challenge. Imagine being a mom to 80 kids at the same time! That’s the role of Linda […]

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Meal Math: HOH Serving 100,000 Annually

November 20, 2017

By Tim Fausch, ER Communications ER staff recently visited our partner House Of Hope in LaPointe, Haiti. Our time was memorable as we stayed at this children’s home and witnessed the challenges of caring for 80 kids. Thousands of kids have passed through the House of Hope (HOH) over the years. Started in the 1950s […]

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JT’s Breakthrough: 100 Books Read

November 15, 2017

By Amy Townsend, South Africa Dream Centre Amy and Ron Townsend oversee ER Africa’s South Africa Dream Center (DC). Here, Amy shares this heartfelt update about JT, a young student who attends our after-school program. At the beginning of this school year, he was going into grade 2 and didn’t recognize the alphabet. He couldn’t write […]

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