BATANGAS, Philippines – Underprivileged people in the Philippines got some much-needed medical and dental care thanks to the support of the Hammonton Rotary Club and its sister club, the Rotary Club of Batangas, Philippines.
A joint medical / dental mission was recently held in the nearby town of San Pascual, Philippines, that served 87 dental patients and 63 medical patients, adults and children.
Support from the Hammonton Rotary Club, made possible by Hammonton area residents who attend and sponsor its fundraiser events, helped pay for medicine, doctors’ transportation, and food. According to reports from Rotarians in Batangas, it was a successful outreach project.
Noting the success of the program, Batangas Rotary Club President Eric Robles and President Elect Lee Manalo have expressed an interest in renewing the sister club agreement with the Hammonton club that began last year when Hammonton Rotarian Micky Doto visited the Philippines.
Through a joint project in 2012, the two clubs were able to provide a Christmas party for upwards of 100 underprivileged children in Cuta West, Philippines, another town located outside of Batangas.
While most of Hammonton Rotary Club’s efforts are concentrated on helping local people and projects, the local club is also part of a global organization of 1.2 million members who are committed to putting Service Above Self.
In more than 34,000 Rotary Clubs worldwide, you’ll find people volunteering in communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, eradicate polio and improve the lives of their fellow man.