Home Depot Funds Water Conservation Project

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release

Media Contact: Pamela Villaseñor April 12, 2010

Office: (818) 336-6105


LOS ANGELES, CA: Pukúu Cultural Community Services, an American Indian non-profit, has received funding from The Home Depot Foundation for the Toypurina Lodge Water Conservation Project. This Project will help Pukúu’s newest program—the Haramokngna Indian Cultural Center– in demonstrating energy efficient living and water conservation in the Angeles National Forest.

Pukúu is grateful that The Home Depot Foundation chose our project as a relevant and important issue. We look forward to helping the Haramokngna Center rebuild their programs,” said Rudy Ortega, Jr., Executive Director of Pukúu, Cultural Community Services.

Board President Kat High said, “We appreciate the generosity of donors like The Home Depot Foundation who understand the value of creating an environmentally friendly open space in the forest for people to gather. Beginning April 2, 2010, the Toypurina Project will help enforce environmentally responsible efforts.”

Visit www.pukuu.org to donate, sign up for the newsletter, and view our programs. Community members interested in volunteering for the project may call the Programs Assistant, Cathy Diaz at 818-336-6105.

About Pukúu, Cultural Community Services and Haramokngna Indian Cultural Center:

Pukúu, Cultural Community Services is a non-profit organization created by the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians in service to the community for over 39 years. The word “Pukúu” derives from the Fernandeño Tataviam language meaning “ONE,” referring to the oneness of the people, and it strives to strengthen the continuity of the American Indian community. Pukúu Cultural Community Services is committed to providing and operating various enrichment programs designed to serve and target the entire community from children to elders. As one of its programs, Pukúu operates the Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center. Located in the Angeles National Forest, this educational center focuses on Native American historic and contemporary culture.

Contact: Pamela Villaseñor

818-336-6105 or pamela@pukuu.org

Website: www.pukuu.org

Pukúu Cultural Community Services is a non-profit 501(C) 3 corporation