|Published:||May 24, 2011 2:30 PM EDT|
|Updated:||May 23, 2011 8:23 PM EDT|
LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Hope and a new beginning for a man who apparently lost everything just a few months ago.
In March, 77-year-old Jim Yowell lost his home to a fire just a month after his wife died.
His story touched a Cape Coral family who believes in paying it forward.
"I don't know what I would've done without them," Jim told WINK News.
Debbie Towns saw Jim's story on the news and jumped into action.
"The night we saw it, my husband and I just looked at each other and said, "Oh my goodness we have got to do something for this gentleman," Towns said.
Debbie talked her sister Renee.
The two recently lost their father, who had left them a trailer home.
They initially were going to sell it and put it on the market, but instead they decided to give it to Jim.
"He needs this home. Certainly we don't need it. We thought it was the best thing to do with it," Debbie said.
Jim couldn't believe the act of kindness.
"I don't know what I would have done. It would've taken every single dime I have to put a home in here," Jim said.
The trailer is now in the North Fort Myers lot where his old home once stood.
It's being remodeled, courtesy of his friends.
Jim says he humbled by the outpouring of support.
"I just thank God for good people. I've had a lot of people come help me and that helps getting over losing my wife," he said.
Jim can move into the new trailer once Lee County Electric reconnects the meter, which he hopes is soon.
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