West Ham Owner David Sullivan Wants To Help Homeless Hero
Steve, the homeless man whose acts of kindness typified the spirit of Manchester following last night's terror attack, has received offers from caring citizens after a video of him went viral earlier today.
The homeless hero was sleeping near the Manchester Arena when the explosion happened, killing 22 people and injuring dozens more.
He described the moment he offered his help to a severely injured woman.
"Some lady," he said, "She got cut from her side... so my mate had to hold her legs up and then ambulance came and they assisted her after that.
"We just held her legs up because we thought she was just going to bleed out."
The video of Steve has since gone viral and has now prompted a response from many on social media, not least the West Ham United co-owner, David Sullivan.
He told BBC Radio 5 live: "It looks like he needs some help, so we are desperate to find who he is and give him six months' free accommodation and a little bit of money to help him on his way."
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Well, now there is good news... Steve has been found!
WE HAVE FOUND STEVE ! Shows the power for good social media has. Thank you to all those involved, you have helped change a mans life :heart:- DAVE SULLIVAN JNR (@DaveSulley) May 23, 2017
Others, on social, also spoke of their support for Steve and his heroic acts. A fundraising page was set up to provide him with a home and in less than 24 hours has smashed a £10,000 target, which was initially set to just £500.
Another homeless helper was Chris Parker - a 33-year-old who was in the foyer at the time of the explosion and was hit himself, but got up to help others.
Credit: Go Fund Me
Chris was seen helping a girl with 'no legs' and cradling a woman, believed to be in her 60s, who had suffered severe leg and head wounds. She later died in his arms.
His estranged mother is now looking to get in contact with him via a Go Fund Me page.
Acts, like these, among others, have shown the completely solidarity of Manchester. This was evident in the vigil that was held in the city centre at 18:00 BST on Tuesday.
Manchester refused to break after last night's attack. Off-duty medics showed up to help out, taxi drivers worked for free and hundreds of residents offered up beds, sofas and cups of tea for those affected. LADbible want to tell the stories of these unsung heroes. If you, or anyone you know, offered support last night we want to talk to you - email [email protected]
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