BURBANK (CBSLA.com) — Friends and family gathered Saturday to hold a series of fundraisers to support the families of five young people killed last weekend in Burbank.
CBS2’s Greg Mills reports that the parking lot of a Foster’s Freeze became an impromptu car wash where even several strangers also showed up to help.
People began washing cars at 10 a.m. and kept it up throughout the day, despite nearly triple-digit heat at time.
Mills spoke to a former Burbank resident, who now lives in Norwalk, who came not knowing any of the victims.
“He just came with his bucket to see how he could help, and he was working on cars all day, for a good cause.”
Allie Hariri, the father of victim Malak Hariri, held it together until he sat in his daughter’s Nissan Sentra to get washed.
Her funeral was held yesterday.
“I brought Malak’s car so her friends could wash the car for her,” said Hariri. He also said he was grateful he was able to hug the crash’s lone survivor, Savannah Underwood.
Kate Hollander lost many friends in the crash.
Mills asked her if it was therapeutic to be able to be there to help.
“Yes,” she said, “and it’s another way to get to say goodbye.”
At the Electric Pen Tattoo Parlor (10757 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood) artist Angel Greco was donating today’s proceeds to the cause.
He knew many of the victims, now known as “Burbank’s Angels.”