Grande concert will raise funds for bomb victims

She also praised her fans, many of whom had personally posted, shared, and re-shared messages of sympathy and support in the hours and days following the attack.
By Vicky Webb | May 28, 2017
Ariana Grande is coming back to Manchester soon to spend time with survivors of this week's concert bombing and to put on a concert that will raise funds for the victims and their families. She announced her plans today in a series of Twitter posts, one of which said that she will post specifics of the time and place once details are confirmed.

"Music is something that everyone on Earth can share. Music is meant to heal us, to bring us together, to make us happy. So that is what it will continue to do for us," reads one of her tweets.

She also praised her fans, many of whom had personally posted, shared, and re-shared messages of sympathy and support in the hours and days following the attack. Some fans created their own ad hoc online fundraising campaign that has garnered $2 million for the victims so far. Grande shared a link to the campaign's Web page on her Twitter feed.

"The compassion, kindness, love, strength and oneness that you've shown one another this past week is the exact opposite of the heinous intentions it must take to pull off something as evil as what happened Monday," she also wrote.

Rumors have emerged online that Grande also offered to pay for victims' funerals. All of the reports have come from fan pages, however. As of now, none of Grande's spokespersons have confirmed any funeral payment commitments, nor did any of her tweets today make mention of them.

The attack has claimed 22 victims, while another 60 suffered injuries.

 

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