Pala Band of Mission Indians Donates Hygiene Kits, Winter Supplies and Food to Homeless Citizens in Vista, CA

December 16, 2011                              (916) 329-9180



PALA, CA – On December 10th Pala Chairman Robert Smith, Treasurer Theresa Nieto and 15 other tribal members spent the day at the Vista Community Center in Vista handing out hygiene kits, sleeping bags, warm clothes and food to Vista’s most underserved citizens.

The items were all donated by tribal members and members of the community in Pala.

“With the weather getting colder, this time of year can be a challenge for people who struggle with life’s basic necessities,” said Robert Smith, Chairman of the Pala Band of Mission Indians. “A sleeping bag, warm clothes and a meal can make a real difference in the lives of those who are going through hard times and the Pala Band of Mission Indians is proud to be able to help the people of Vista this year.”

The items donated by the Pala Band of Mission Indians were worth over $4,000.


The Pala Band of Mission Indians has 1,117 members, 650 who live on the reservation along the Palomar Mountain range approximately 30 miles northeast of San Diego.





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