A homeless man who rushed to help wounded people after the attack at the Manchester Arena is being called a hero and now people have stepped forward to help him too. Stephen Jones was outside the arena when he heard the bang and felt the explosion, so he ran to offer aid to the people who needed it.
Because of his brave efforts, one woman has set up an account on the charity fundraising site Just Giving, which has raised more than $35,000 so far. And David Sullivan, joint-chairman of English Football club West Ham United and his son, David Jr. used social media to track down Jones and they’re now working out how to pay his rent for six months, help him find job opportunities and get him counseling .
“We are human, we still have a heart, we still have that instinct to help people out that need help and that’s what we are doing,” Jones explains. “If I didn’t help, I wouldn’t be able to live with myself for walking away and leaving kids like that.”