A downtown Dunedin restaurant wants to help the Hampton family.
The Palm Harbor family survived a blaze that ripped through their home during the midnight hours on the Fourth of July.
Robert, 50, Barbara, 53, and Shelley Lynn, 18, and one family cat escaped unharmed. Two other family cats were not so fortunate, and their Pennsylvania Avenue home sustained $100,000 in damage, investigators said.
Now, Casa Tina Fresh, Healthy, Authentic Mexican, which employs daughter Sarah Hampton, is hosting a fundraiser to help the family recover.
The restaurant posted this Facebook status on Wednesday afternoon, and asked fans to spread the word:
A couple of weeks ago one of our lovely staff, Sarah, sufffered the loss of her house due to a home fire in Palm Harbor. Please join us Monday August 6th 5-9pm for a fundraiser to benefit the Hampton family. Sarah, her 2 sisters and parents lost most of their belongings, their house, 3 cars and 2 cats. Please dine with us, enjoy some good food, and know the proceeds will be going to this family in need.
Investigators say the fire began in some bags of old clothing that were leaning against the wooden garage door.
Patch's previous attempts to reach the family were unsuccessful, but Casa Tina's Facebook message indicates that the family also lost most of its belongings and three vehicles.
Want to Go?
- Where: Casa Tina Fresh, Healthy, Authentic Mexican, 365 Main St, Dunedin
- When: Monday, Aug. 6; 5 to 9 p.m.
- What: Dinner proceeds go toward the Hampton family recover efforts.