House of Chamorros gets largest single donation to date

Dr. John Taitano, right, and his family present the check donation to artist Judy Flores who is a founding member of the House of Chamorros board. (PNC photo)

Dr. John Taitano and his family have made a $5,000 contribution to the House of Chamorros building fund. It is the largest single contribution to date by any private donor to the project.

Dr. Taitano and his family presented the check to artist Judi Flores on Saturday.

Dr. Taitano expressed the hope that the donation would help preserve the heritage of our Chamorro traditions.

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“This is our way of giving back to the community of Guam,” he said.

Flores is a founding member of the House of Chamorros board.

Construction has already begun on the project which is being built in San Diego’s Balboa Park.

So far, about $250,000 has been raised. Roughly $500,000 is needed to finish it.

The House of Chamorros project seeks to build the first permanent public center on the mainland representing the history and culture of the Chamorro people.

San Diego is the home of the largest concentration of Chamorros who have settled in the continental U.S.