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Hero Next Door: Lura Fry

8:47 PM, Jun 17, 2013   |    comments
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FLEMING ISLAND, Fla. -- In October 2012, a fire almost completely destroyed Terry and Barbara Beechum's home.

The smoke damage in the Beechum's home was so severe that the family of six was left homeless.

People in the Fleming Island neighborhood wanted to help but almost all of them had no room for the Beechum family.

However, a neighbor who the Beechums barely knew, Lura Fry, stepped in and offered help.

Fry, who lives alone, owns a four bedroom home about three houses down from the Beechums and she allowed the family to move in.

For the last eight months, the Beechums have lived in Fry's home while their house is being renovated.

As for Fry, she moved in with her daughter and son-in-law who live across the street.

Barbara Beechum said people still can't believe that Mrs. Fry gave up home so that a family she really doesn't know could have a place to live.

Fry said she did it because it was the right thing to do.

Fry said the Beechum family, who has four special needs children can stay in her home as long as they need to.

First Coast News