IRVINE (CBSLA) — A charity that helps the unemployed is vowing to rebuild after a fire destroyed its headquarters in Irvine Sunday.
A four-alarm fire destroyed everything at Working Wardrobes, which has provided training and professional clothes for job seekers since 1990. More than 100 firefighters were called out to battle the four-alarm fire at the charity’s Irvine headquarters on Kettering Street.READ MORE: The Cosmopolitan In Las Vegas To Pay $1 Million In Cash Bonuses If 80% Of Workers Get Vaccinated
“We are absolutely devastated by this catastrophic loss, the heart of our operations is gone and so is 30 years of history,” founder and CEO Jerri Rosen said in a statement. This year would have been the charity’s 30th anniversary year.READ MORE: National Health Foundation Hosts Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic For Pico-Union Residents
Working Wardrobes had worked out of the 22,000-square-foot Kettering Street warehouse since 2016. The charity’s donation center, wardrobing center, career center and corporate office were all lost in the fire.
However, the charity is hoping to move find a new location and asking for financial donations to help them rebuild. Working Wardrobes says Goodwill has already helped them find a new home in one of their facilities in Santa Ana.MORE NEWS: Restraining Order Issued Against Atlas Metal; Mountain Of Scrap Metal Towering Over Jordan High School Called A 'Public Nuisance'