Help The Anaheim White House

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Raised by 1,689 people in 18 days
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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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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
17 days 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
17 days 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
17 days 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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Robin Sateriale
17 days 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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Timothy Rose
17 days 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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John Machiaverna
17 days ago
9
9

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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Benny Whitman
16 days ago
7
7

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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Amber Lara
17 days ago
7
7

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
17 days ago
6
6

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
17 days ago
6
6

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

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Barbara Ochoa Alarcon
17 days ago
5
5

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
16 days ago
4
4

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

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Roger Thompson
17 days ago
4
4

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
16 days ago
3
3

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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Phillip Brandt
16 days ago
3
3

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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Fern English Richardson
17 days ago
3
3

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
17 days ago
3
3

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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Rebecca Svensson
13 days ago
2
2

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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David Wilczynski
15 days ago
2
2

My wedding reception was at the White House... and it truly makes me sad to read about the fire. My fiancé (now wife) and I searched a wide variety of places, but decided that the times we had spent together there before made it special, just for us. We have always been happy with the choice we made, and received nothing but compliments about the facilities. We'll never forget the help from the coordinators and staff, even when things were going wrong at the worst possible times during the reception. The end result turned out very right. Hoping to reserve dinner when it comes back.

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Jeanette Clopton
16 days ago
2
2

I grew up in Orange County but have never eaten at the White House. I live abroad now and heard about this sad news online and through friends on FB. What an inspiring story and a wonderful man Bruno is! I hope when I come back for a visit, the restaurant will have reopened, as I definitely want to visit, meet Bruno, and taste his fabulous Italian cuisine. Courage, Bruno!

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$149,764 of $350k goal

Raised by 1,689 people in 18 days
Created February 4, 2017
TH
The Anaheim White House  
on behalf of Bruno Serato
LM
$50
Lyle Massey
14 hours ago

Please keep Caterina's Club going. You are the best of OC and we all hope that you will recoup and continue your project to feed both needy children and grateful customers.

$50
Anonymous
15 hours ago
AS
$100
Attila Szilagyi
17 hours ago
ET
$20
Ericka Tongco
19 hours ago
TI
$25
Thierry ihara
23 hours ago
KL
$1,000
Karen Lanning
23 hours ago

This donation is made on behalf of First American Title's Women in Leadership group.

$25
Anonymous
23 hours ago
$50
Anonymous
23 hours ago
$50
Anonymous
23 hours ago
SW
$50
Sue B Warner
1 day ago

Bruno, a very generous man!

Michael Araujo
17 days 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
17 days 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
17 days 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
Robin Sateriale
17 days 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
Timothy Rose
17 days 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
John Machiaverna
17 days ago
9
9

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
Benny Whitman
16 days ago
7
7

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
Amber Lara
17 days ago
7
7

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
17 days ago
6
6

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
17 days ago
6
6

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

+ Read More
Barbara Ochoa Alarcon
17 days ago
5
5

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
16 days ago
4
4

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

+ Read More
Roger Thompson
17 days ago
4
4

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
16 days ago
3
3

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
Phillip Brandt
16 days ago
3
3

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
Fern English Richardson
17 days ago
3
3

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
17 days ago
3
3

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
Rebecca Svensson
13 days ago
2
2

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
David Wilczynski
15 days ago
2
2

My wedding reception was at the White House... and it truly makes me sad to read about the fire. My fiancé (now wife) and I searched a wide variety of places, but decided that the times we had spent together there before made it special, just for us. We have always been happy with the choice we made, and received nothing but compliments about the facilities. We'll never forget the help from the coordinators and staff, even when things were going wrong at the worst possible times during the reception. The end result turned out very right. Hoping to reserve dinner when it comes back.

+ Read More
Jeanette Clopton
16 days ago
2
2

I grew up in Orange County but have never eaten at the White House. I live abroad now and heard about this sad news online and through friends on FB. What an inspiring story and a wonderful man Bruno is! I hope when I come back for a visit, the restaurant will have reopened, as I definitely want to visit, meet Bruno, and taste his fabulous Italian cuisine. Courage, Bruno!

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