The Philippines Task Force (PTF), following God's lead, supports projects that serve to develop relationships, promote self-sufficiency, and meet the needs of the Dumaguete area community.
Check out the Philippines Mission Team's blog from their last trip: PTF2013.blogspot.com. View photos, read reflections and hear about all the amazing projects we did, from building a recreation center to helping out with a woman's coop and mental hospital.
About the Philippines Task Force
With a connection first established with the 1999 Carter Habitat for Humanity blitz, PTF members have returned approximately every two or three years to the city of Dumaguete, building Habitat community homes, a dental clinic, and community center. Perhaps more important than the buildings is our engagement with the Habitat communities through providing high school and college scholarships, medical supplies, and start-up funds (for raising chickens, for example) or resources (such as gently used shoes and fabrics) for livelihood projects.
Outside the Habitat communities but within the Dumaguete area, our mission efforts include providing meals for indigent children; nutrition projects and building a shelter at the local mental hospital; and collecting used books and school supplies here at home which are sent to the local elementary schools and adding to the children's lending library at Silliman University. In addition, we continue to build relationships with the Silliman University church and work with them to help the Habitat communities.
Raising funds through staffing a UM football concession stand, managing an annual rummage sale, hosting a Filipino dinner and a soup and salad supper for the Ann Arbor community provide the PTF special opportunities for camaraderie and service.
New members are welcome. We meet the second Sunday each month at 12:15 pm in the French room. Persons are also welcome to help out with any or all of our fund raising efforts. Our annual report, financial budget, and future goals are available.
For more information, contact Hank McQueen at firstname.lastname@example.org