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Located in Quito, Ecuador , “Our vision is to make a significant contribution towards providing for the spiritual, physical and educational needs of the many thousands of poor, abused, neglected and homeless children."
Extreme Response also provides family counseling, hygiene classes, education assistance, a weekly kids club and moms club, weekly feeding for night workers and much more.
Pastor Jose and ministry has been so moved by our partnership with them in helping build the Church in this picture from the ground up that they requested permission to rename the church, The Bridge Church of San Carlos. We were honored and of course said yes!
Quito Dump Program...
Extreme Response actually grew out of a small kids’ club in the garbage dump of Quito, Ecuador (also known as the Zambiza Dump).
In June of 1997 the Extreme Response founders began working with the 300+ people that lived and worked right there in the trash. These people gleaned their living by digging through the garbage that flows out of the back of garbage trucks, living in small shacks made from pallets and other building materials they found in the trash. They survived on what they found to use, eat and sell.
In December of 1997 we began a tradition of hosting a Christmas Party in the Quito Dump with more than 300 people in attendance. On 2011 Extreme Response celebrated our 15th annual party with more than 1900 people.
The dump has changed drastically over the past 15 years, but the people have not. The Zambiza location was permanently closed as a dumping site in 2005 because the landfill was full. The site then became a transfer station. Garbage is now trucked in, dumped in a roofed area, sorted through and then reloaded back into trucks to be taken to a location outside of the city.
In March of 2006, Extreme Response opened the Zambiza Daycare Center & Preschool – over 50 children ages newborn through 5 years now attend. In December of 2006 a medical clinic opened in conjunction with Hospital VozAndes Quito.
There is so much more we want to do, and with your support, we can continue to help improve the quality of life for these precious people!