ANAHEIM (CBSLA.com) — A fire gutted the landmark White House restaurant in Anaheim Saturday. But the unfortunate event did not stop the owner from completing his charity work to feed thousands underprivileged children.
Local venues have offered their banquet facilities and kitchens to help out Bruno Serato.READ MORE: Less Than Half Of Hospital Employees Vaccinated At USC Medical In Boyle Heights And Olive View Medical In Sylmar
On Monday, he fed pasta to children from the Boys and Girls Club in Anaheim at the Highway 39 Event Center on State College Boulevard in Anaheim.
The lunch was part of a program under Caterina’s Club, which was named after Serato’s mother. Its mission is to feed, house and educate the children of Orange County.
No one was hurt in the fire. But his 60 employees are now out of work.READ MORE: Some Parents Sending Students Back To School Monday, While Others Keeping Kids Home For Virtual Classes
The cause of the White House fire is under investigation.
Serato told CBS2’s Michele Gile that the flames did not erupt in the kitchen.MORE NEWS: Local Firefighters Begin 40-Day 9/11 Memorial Ride Cross-Country, From Santa Monica To New York City
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help Serato rebuild his restaurant and provide financial relief for his employees.