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Find Your Joy as a Volunteer

Find Your Joy as a Volunteer

Hannah Doubles Down on Mentoring Kids Last year we shared about volunteer Hannah Townsend (scroll below), who started a mentoring program at ER's Fish Hoek Dream Center in South Africa. We're thrilled she is continuing through 2022. She's now 23 and a senior attending...

Get to Know Johanna in Ecuador

Get to Know Johanna in Ecuador

If you are a fan of Extreme Response, mission trips and outreach to vulnerable people, you need to get to know our staff around the world. One of those people is Johanna Hildago in Quito, Ecuador. Johanna is celebrating five years with ER and was recently appointed as...

Fulfill Your Purpose in the Philippines

Fulfill Your Purpose in the Philippines

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...

After the Mud: Hope, Supplies, Repairs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rJ0WctaJjM On Jan. 31, 2022, a huge mudslide triggered by the heaviest rainfall in Ecuador for nearly 20 years killed 26 people in the Quito, triggering disaster response from Extreme Response. Dozens of were injured and scores were...

Truth Trumps Kids’ Insecurity

Truth Trumps Kids’ Insecurity

Insecurity – 1. uncertainty or anxiety about oneself; lack of confidence. 2. the state of being open to danger or threat; lack of protection. (Oxford Online Dictionary) Insecurity feels like a dirty word and yet it is something I’m certain we have all faced. It’s far...

Rayne Dance: From Tragedy to Triumph

Rayne Dance: From Tragedy to Triumph

Investing in vulnerable children gives us a front row seat to seeing incredible life change. Take Rayne*, who experienced a severe childhood accident that could have left her crushed and hopeless. Instead, Rayne dances with joy. By Amy Townsend, Fish Hoek Dream Center...

Bethany Shoots Video on Two Continents in One Summer

Bethany Shoots Video on Two Continents in One Summer

It was a whirlwind summer for volunteer Bethany Johnson, who took her camera to South Africa and Ecuador during a hectic 10-week trip. A student at King's College in NY, Bethany had previously served with ER through our partner Living Hope in South Africa. Bethany...

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