Monday 24 April 2017

Homeless man given six job interviews and a place to live after woman shares his sign on Facebook

Sherryn Jackson, from Melbourne, was walking through the city centre when she saw a homeless man with a heartbreaking sign. SHERRYN JACKSON/FACEBOOK
Sherryn Jackson, from Melbourne, was walking through the city centre when she saw a homeless man with a heartbreaking sign. SHERRYN JACKSON/FACEBOOK

Helena Horton

A formerly homeless man has managed to find work and accommodation after a woman shared his plea for help on Facebook.

Sherryn Jackson, from Melbourne, was walking through the city centre when she saw a homeless man with a heartbreaking sign.

He had moved from Perth to Melbourne after being offered a job, but the job offer fell through and he was forced to live on the streets.

Barry's sign said: "Hi I'm from Perth W.A, I've been here three weeks looking for work.

"I've tried so hard to get work. I have my HR truck driving licence and have done lots of driving. I will do anything. Even clean toilets.

"I am now homeless I just want to make a new life so if anybody can help it would be great.

"Just give me a go please."

Wanting to help in whatever little way she could, she shared a picture of him holding his sign asking for work to Facebook.

She posted the picture on a local group to see if he could get some help from residents.

Barry has been given multiple calls about jobs, and has been offered accommodation.

He had six job interviews lined up

Ms Jackson's next move is to secure him a permanent place to live.

Barry has called her his "angel" after all the help she has given.

"I usually don't do this kind of thing but at about 3pm I stopped and had a chat to Barry," she told the Daily Mail.

"He was clean and well presented and represented himself really well, he had his resume and even had references and that's when I knew he was fair dinkum."

Telegraph.co.uk

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