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Scroll below to read stories highlighting the challenges, opportunities and victories our staff, teams, and the people we serve, experience daily. Subscribe to our Extreme Response Newsletter, via the link in our footer, to receive regular updates.

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,...

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. 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 newsletter. It's a great example of...

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...

Samuel’s Trees Bring Hope to Haiti Community

Samuel’s Trees Bring Hope to Haiti Community

By Krischelle Frost and Bonita Sparling, Lemuel Ministries (April 2, 2015) True transformational change often happens like a tree grows…slowly, imperceptibly. For more than 60 years, Mérilia Dumesle (Grann) has lived on the Plateau. She has seen the years of plenty...

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