Community Rebuilds Fence For Turlock Family Who Was Targeted With Hate Crime And Escaped Fire

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TURLOCK (CBS13) — Some community members in Turlock came to the rescue after a family found a racial slur outside their home, then escaped a fire on their backyard fence just days later.

The suspicious situation is still under investigation by Turlock police, but now the family has a new fence and a new sense of security.

The transformation is like night and day. What was just a pile of ashes and a police investigation, is now a symbol of hope.

“It’s good people and something terrible happened to them. I wanted to show them this is not who Turlock is,” said Tim Fried, the volunteer who organized this effort.

Fried came across the incident online. A Black family who found the n-word spray-painted on their fence last week, then escaped a fire days later.

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