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The Anaheim White House
on behalf of Bruno Serato
 ANAHEIM, CA
Frank Groff, Bruno's longtime friend and publicist, has created this page to help rebuild the restaurant and provide financial relief for his employees after the devastating fire that closed the restaurant on 2/4.

Backround:
The 1909 Colonial-style mansion was converted into a restaurant now owned by Sir Bruno Serato, who FEEDS PASTA EACH NIGHT TO 2,000 POOR CHILDREN from the restaurant's kitchen.  He has done so for more than a decade.  Bruno is an Italian immigrant who came to the U.S. with $50 in his pocket and through hard work saved the money to open his restaurant 30 years ago.  Bruno is known worldwide for feeding the children, finding housing for their families and helping at-risk youth land jobs in the hospitality field.  He even mortgaged his own home during the recession to keep his charity work going.

Now he needs your help to rebuild the Anaheim White House with funds against his unrecoverable insurance claim. He has fire insurance, but it will not adequately cover the rebuild nor help his employees or charitable works. Please help us restore his dream.


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1 month ago
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The Anaheim White House restaurant has been severely damaged in a fire and will close indefinitely. The 1909 Colonial-style mansion was converted into a restaurant now owned by Sir Bruno Serato, who FEEDS PASTA EACH NIGHT TO 2,000 POOR CHILDREN from the restaurant's kitchen. He has done so for more than a decade. Bruno is an Italian immigrant who came to the U.S. with $50 in his pocket and through hard work saved the money to open his restaurant 30 years ago. Bruno is known worldwide for feeding the children, finding housing for their families and helping at-risk youth land jobs in the hospitality field. He even mortgaged his own home during the recession to keep his charity work going.
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Michael Araujo
1 month ago

Bruno, I am going to donate 1500 man hours of patrol services to make sure your property is secure from looters and vandals. Cali-Wide Patrol INC.

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Noah Almazan
1 month ago

Chef, I am so sorry for the loss of your restaurant. My name is Noah, and I'm the Exec. Chef of Oak Creek Golf Club, in Irvine. Please let me know, what my chefs, and kitchen staff can do to help. Our prayers to you and your entire family and staff.

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Suzanne Sowinski Richey
1 month ago

Whoever initiated this should notify CNN and ask them to post this. BRuno was honored by CNN last year in their stories about local heroes.

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Timothy Rose
1 month ago

Pay no mind to Joyce. This is a fantastic restaurant, one of my favorites. And his service to the community is unmatched. Joyce is simply a troll.

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Robin Sateriale
1 month ago

I think we should augment this page to pay for the employees livelihoods that will be lost. Bruno has insurance for the restaurant and his business profits...I suspect Bruno will want to continue to pay the employees cannot find temporary work. That would be a great use for this money.

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Benny Whitman
1 month ago

i used to lived across street from there even before i couldn't afforded to eat there and now i can ...and also i can help them i will help this generous human we need to help .....its sad to learn about this .... i used to walk by and look in and never even dream about going in there and eat because i did have money to buy their food ... now i can afforded to help them

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John Machiaverna
1 month ago

This is legit, Frank is a PR specialist and friend of Bruno's. He works with KFI and Bruno when they have the annual pasta drive. As you can imagine Bruno is devastated this is his life. He cares about the immediate future for his team and continuing to feed the children in need. Just at the Boys & Girls Clubs in Anaheim he feeds 150 - 200 kids every day.

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Amber Lara
1 month ago
9
9

God bless you, your work and family. You are a pillar in your community and it says a great deal about a man when his community comes forward to support him in his time of need. You will rebuild:)

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Billie Brown
1 month ago
8
8

after watching Bruno speak to the news and seeing his broken heart more for his children, his patrons, and for his loved employees ...then his personal loss ...he broke my heart! And yet that is the reason he is so loved, truly one amazing man!!! Bruno has always cared about others first! Now may we all come to the help of these children, employees, and what ever it takes to keep his dream of feeding the children alive while he rebuilds his restaurant for all of us...love you you Bruno Gordon and Billie

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Mark Guzick
1 month ago
7
7

This Go Fund Me page is legitimate, per Bruno's Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/bruno.serato

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Barbara Ochoa Alarcon
1 month ago
7
7

Mr Bruno, what can we do to help. We are happy to donate $$, however my husband & I are retired is there something we can do to help? God Bless you, I will pray to St. Jude for you, your family & staff. Barbara Alarcon 714 906-5886

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Maureen Martinez
1 month ago
6
6

CBS THIS MORNING included this GoFundMe info today on the 'crawl'; thank you CBS.

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Rebecca Svensson
1 month ago
5
5

Bruno, I have a feeling that when you re-open, You will have a waiting list for 6 months to a year to get reservations because we are all going to want to come support you at your new White House!

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Phillip Brandt
1 month ago
5
5

We left CA about 5 1/2 years ago. But in the 17 years we were there, we visited the White House often. I loved their food, the service, and the ambiance . I am so proud of my coffee table cook book. So many memories. I sincerely hope Bruno rebuilds quickly. :'(

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Roger Thompson
1 month ago
5
5

Sadly it is real - if anyone has doubts http://www.ocregister.com/articles/anaheim-743155-restaurant-white.html I haven't helped yet - I have to see what I can do. For those who can, please do.

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Kristine Vazquez
1 month ago
4
4

Bruno, I am so sorry and devastated at your terrible loss. I appreciate all that you do for the poor motel children and their families. My heart broke when I heard the story on KFI and heard you speak. Anything we can do to help!

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Fern English Richardson
1 month ago
4
4

Who is Frank Groff? Has this been verified as legit? I'm happy to donate so long as this is definitely going to Bruno Serato/White House Restaurant in Anaheim.

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Nancy Robertson Drake Lord
1 month ago
4
4

There is a whole lot of love on this site. I pray that much more love from our community - and those that love you and love ALL that you do for the children - keep coming your way, Bruno. God will provide, and you will rise again as a Phoenix - with the faith, hope and love that we all share with you.

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Rob Wallace
1 month ago
3
3

I am going to forward to Bill O'Reilly. Agree or disagree politically he helps a lot of causes and gets national awareness.

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Dave Bruemmer
1 month ago
3
3

For some reason I cannot see Joyce's original comment. But from the sound of things she seems like an incredibly petty person, choosing this occasion to air her grievance with the restaurant over some bad experience she had. That's despicable.

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$187,668 of $350k goal

Raised by 1,981 people in 1 month
Created February 4, 2017
TH
The Anaheim White House  
on behalf of Bruno Serato
$100
Anonymous
51 mins ago
DS
$100
David Spurlock
4 hours ago
AD
$50
Anthony DeStefano
19 hours ago

Please keep doing what you've been doing to help the kids.

$20
Karina Espinoza
21 hours ago

We look forward to having dinner there soon! Bruno, you are truly a very inspiring person. God bless you!

$18
Anonymous
22 hours ago
BJ
$500
Brion Jeannette
22 hours ago

Bruno, you are a bright light in a world that sometimes seems to have lost its way. Thank you for your caring heart

SB
$50
Samantha Bustamante
22 hours ago

Love this restaurant and all the amazing work they do for the community! I hope they reach their goal!

$20
Anonymous
1 day ago
AH
$50
Anna Hsueh
1 day ago

You're truly an inspiration with all your hard work and everything that you do. <3

$20
Sa Cool
1 day ago

God bless you Bruno. You are an amazing person, and I am honored to help you rebuild.

Michael Araujo
1 month ago

Bruno, I am going to donate 1500 man hours of patrol services to make sure your property is secure from looters and vandals. Cali-Wide Patrol INC.

+ Read More
Noah Almazan
1 month ago

Chef, I am so sorry for the loss of your restaurant. My name is Noah, and I'm the Exec. Chef of Oak Creek Golf Club, in Irvine. Please let me know, what my chefs, and kitchen staff can do to help. Our prayers to you and your entire family and staff.

+ Read More
Suzanne Sowinski Richey
1 month ago

Whoever initiated this should notify CNN and ask them to post this. BRuno was honored by CNN last year in their stories about local heroes.

+ Read More
Timothy Rose
1 month ago

Pay no mind to Joyce. This is a fantastic restaurant, one of my favorites. And his service to the community is unmatched. Joyce is simply a troll.

+ Read More
Robin Sateriale
1 month ago

I think we should augment this page to pay for the employees livelihoods that will be lost. Bruno has insurance for the restaurant and his business profits...I suspect Bruno will want to continue to pay the employees cannot find temporary work. That would be a great use for this money.

+ Read More
Benny Whitman
1 month ago

i used to lived across street from there even before i couldn't afforded to eat there and now i can ...and also i can help them i will help this generous human we need to help .....its sad to learn about this .... i used to walk by and look in and never even dream about going in there and eat because i did have money to buy their food ... now i can afforded to help them

+ Read More
John Machiaverna
1 month ago

This is legit, Frank is a PR specialist and friend of Bruno's. He works with KFI and Bruno when they have the annual pasta drive. As you can imagine Bruno is devastated this is his life. He cares about the immediate future for his team and continuing to feed the children in need. Just at the Boys & Girls Clubs in Anaheim he feeds 150 - 200 kids every day.

+ Read More
Amber Lara
1 month ago
9
9

God bless you, your work and family. You are a pillar in your community and it says a great deal about a man when his community comes forward to support him in his time of need. You will rebuild:)

+ Read More
Billie Brown
1 month ago
8
8

after watching Bruno speak to the news and seeing his broken heart more for his children, his patrons, and for his loved employees ...then his personal loss ...he broke my heart! And yet that is the reason he is so loved, truly one amazing man!!! Bruno has always cared about others first! Now may we all come to the help of these children, employees, and what ever it takes to keep his dream of feeding the children alive while he rebuilds his restaurant for all of us...love you you Bruno Gordon and Billie

+ Read More
Mark Guzick
1 month ago
7
7

This Go Fund Me page is legitimate, per Bruno's Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/bruno.serato

+ Read More
Barbara Ochoa Alarcon
1 month ago
7
7

Mr Bruno, what can we do to help. We are happy to donate $$, however my husband & I are retired is there something we can do to help? God Bless you, I will pray to St. Jude for you, your family & staff. Barbara Alarcon 714 906-5886

+ Read More
Maureen Martinez
1 month ago
6
6

CBS THIS MORNING included this GoFundMe info today on the 'crawl'; thank you CBS.

+ Read More
Rebecca Svensson
1 month ago
5
5

Bruno, I have a feeling that when you re-open, You will have a waiting list for 6 months to a year to get reservations because we are all going to want to come support you at your new White House!

+ Read More
Phillip Brandt
1 month ago
5
5

We left CA about 5 1/2 years ago. But in the 17 years we were there, we visited the White House often. I loved their food, the service, and the ambiance . I am so proud of my coffee table cook book. So many memories. I sincerely hope Bruno rebuilds quickly. :'(

+ Read More
Roger Thompson
1 month ago
5
5

Sadly it is real - if anyone has doubts http://www.ocregister.com/articles/anaheim-743155-restaurant-white.html I haven't helped yet - I have to see what I can do. For those who can, please do.

+ Read More
Kristine Vazquez
1 month ago
4
4

Bruno, I am so sorry and devastated at your terrible loss. I appreciate all that you do for the poor motel children and their families. My heart broke when I heard the story on KFI and heard you speak. Anything we can do to help!

+ Read More
Fern English Richardson
1 month ago
4
4

Who is Frank Groff? Has this been verified as legit? I'm happy to donate so long as this is definitely going to Bruno Serato/White House Restaurant in Anaheim.

+ Read More
Nancy Robertson Drake Lord
1 month ago
4
4

There is a whole lot of love on this site. I pray that much more love from our community - and those that love you and love ALL that you do for the children - keep coming your way, Bruno. God will provide, and you will rise again as a Phoenix - with the faith, hope and love that we all share with you.

+ Read More
Rob Wallace
1 month ago
3
3

I am going to forward to Bill O'Reilly. Agree or disagree politically he helps a lot of causes and gets national awareness.

+ Read More
Dave Bruemmer
1 month ago
3
3

For some reason I cannot see Joyce's original comment. But from the sound of things she seems like an incredibly petty person, choosing this occasion to air her grievance with the restaurant over some bad experience she had. That's despicable.

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