Community steps up to help family of 11 after fire destroys their home

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A family of 11 who recently lost everything got a special holiday surprise on Saturday.

Friends, fellow co-workers, even complete strangers got together to help the Hannah family get back on their feet.

Matt Hannah is a 20-year veteran with the Kansas City Police Department. Matt and his wife helped their nine children narrowly escape after their house caught fire on Thursday. They lost everything.

On Saturday, they walked into a room at the South Patrol completely full of donations: everything from clothes and diapers, to board games.

16-year-old Bailey Hannah is the oldest child. She was overwhelmed by the love and support the family has received over the past couple of days.  

Secret Santa also made a visit to the family. He heard the family's story and quickly decided to help.

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