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Hampton Inn collecting donations for displaced Penn Hills family

| Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, 10:43 a.m.
Penn Hills Progress
Smoke rises from a home on the 400 block of Coal Hollow Road as crews battle a fire on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013.
Penn Hills Progress
Multiple fire crews were on the scene of a house fire on the 400 block of Coal Hollow Road on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. The blaze was reported around 1:45 p.m. All occupants were safely out of the home, and the Hampton Inn Monroeville is collecting toys and clothing for the family. PATRICK VARINE | PENN HILLS PROGRESS
Penn Hills Progress

The staff of the Hampton Inn in Monroeville is doing much more than just hosting a family who lost their Coal Hollow Road home in a Jan. 30 fire.

They are helping the family start over.

Andrew Frost, director of sales and marketing at the Hampton Inn Monroeville, said staff members are collecting community donations of clothing and toys to give to the family — a single mother with two children and a dog.

Frost initially posted on the Hampton Inn Monroeville's Facebook page, and said the hotel had received four boxes of donations less than 24 hour later.

“Facebook hosts a lot of stupid stuff, so I thought I would post something a little more worthwhile,” Frost said.

The hotel will be accepting donations through Friday and is located at 3000 Mosside Blvd. in Monroeville. For more information, call 412-380-4000.

Patrick Varine is an editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7845 or pvarine@tribweb.com.

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