Donor Helps Family That Lost Home in Christmas Eve Fire

Updated: 12/27/2012 6:55 PM By: Scott Theisen

An anonymous donor is helping a Minneapolis family that lost everything in a fire on Christmas Eve.

The fire gutted Chanel Hollin's apartment, leaving her and her 2-year-old daughter with only the clothes on their backs.

The Red Cross was able to house them for three days, but that stay wore out Wednesday.

KSTP learned Thursday that after hearing the family's story, an anonymous donor has paid for two hotel stays for the family as they work to get back on their feet.