Homeless Man Given A Job, Money And Home After Helping Manchester Attack Victims
Stephen Jones who is 35, was sleeping outside the Manchester Arena when he heard an explosion coming from the building. Unlike most people, Stephen decided to run towards the site in order to get a better sense of what was going on. Stephen went running towards the blast and helped anyone that was in need of his assistance.
"There was a lot of homeless people that stayed there and helped and that's what we done. And obviously when we seen children like that with blood... having to pull nails and stuff out of their arms and I pulled one out of this little girl's face, If I didn't help, I wouldn't be able to live with myself for walking away and leaving kids like that" Stephen said in a statement given to the local media yesterday.
It was this interview that brought David Sullivan and his son Dave Jr. to tears. David Sullivan is the co-chairman of the West-Ham United Football Club. In a phone interview with CBS News, the co-chairman was quoted saying - "When he said, 'I just helped people. Anyone would do the same,' I just thought, 'How can I help him?...... I can help him. With my family's background - we can help him out"
The father-son duo decided to split the man's rent for the next six months and then took to Twitter in order to find Stephen. Soon Dave Jr. was able to get in touch with Stephen with the help of ITV News.
Dave Jr. plans on meeting Stephen in Manchester today, in order to help make him make living arrangements for the next 6 months. Another local resident decided to come forward and help Stephen get a job in his company.
Apart from this, people from around the world have been donating to Stephen's Just Giving Page which now has more than $34000 in donations. Another fundraising page that has been set on a different website has raised more than $50,000 for our homeless hero. Stephen Jones is a brave 35-year-old man who has inspired millions of people around the globe with his courage.