West Ham co-chairman helps homeless man who assisted bombing victims
West Ham joint-chairman David Sullivan has provided six months of accommodation for a homeless man who tended to hurt children in the aftermath of Monday night's bomb attack in Manchester.
Several outlets reported that a man named Steve, who was sleeping rough near Manchester Arena when the incident happened during an Ariana Grande concert, rushed to the scene and helped those affected.
The story reached Sullivan via his son Dave who used social media to track Steve down and offer him a home, new clothes and the opportunity to find work.
Me and dad want to rent the homeless man in manchester a house for 6 months to help him get on his feet 1/2- DAVE SULLIVAN JNR (@DaveSulley) May 23, 2017
"Dave and myself were both hugely impressed by the bravery shown by Steve, the emergency services and all those who rushed to the aid of those affected by the Manchester attack," Sullivan told West Ham's official website.
"This was a terrible incident, but the response of the people of Manchester has been one of bravery, togetherness and resilience - the hallmarks of what makes Britain such a fantastic place.
"Steve was just one of hundreds of people who forgot about their own safety and rushed to the aid of others, and we were both moved by his story.
"We are just trying to work out with a charity in Manchester how we pay for the accommodation for six months and give him some money for clothes and other essentials to give him as chance of getting a job and a normal life.
"Dave is in touch with several charities in Manchester, so they can tell us how much money to send and we'll send it.
"Steve deserves this chance to improve his own life after his selfless and heroic acts undoubtedly improved the lives of so many others."
A JustGiving account also set up to help Steve has raised £21,965 at the time of publishing and has a target of £25,000.
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