Mountain Center Café’s Pearson family is extending a hand to another local family who recently lost their 15-year-old daughter in a traffic crash.

Lilah Whitney lost her life in a traffic crash Sunday afternoon in Idyllwild when she was a passenger with both of her brothers in a vehicle that hit a rock. The brothers were injured but are recovering.

The fundraiser for the Whitney family is from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at the café. Cost for the fundraiser dinner is $15 for adults and $8 for kids. It includes spaghetti, salad, rolls, dessert and a non-alcoholic beverage. Alcoholic beverages will not be served that evening, said Emily Pearson.

All proceeds will be given to the Noah and Danielle Whitney family.

Donations may also be dropped off to Martha Pearson during open hours at the café or at

Becky Clark can be reached at [email protected].