Grande, who serves as CEO of Hose-McCann Communications, a telephone and alarm system company, added, “I join my daughter in extending my help & services to all those affected by the diabolical act of terror which occurred in Manchester!” She continued, “My heart goes out to all the victims: those who lost their lives, those injured, those recovering & all survivors of that night, along with the families & friends whose grief knows no bounds. I stand with you all in the face of evil & we stand together to never let it rule our lives!”
Joan Grande was heading backstage at the Manchester Arena to see her daughter when she heard the explosion. She then helped usher a number of fans backstage after the blast, ABC News reported.
Her social media message noted, "Thank you to all those who helped in any way that night in Manchester. I continually thank those who are & were in service protecting our freedoms every day all over the world! #MemorialDay.”
Grande's brother Frankie also shared a heartfelt message on Twitter the day before his mom, coming back from a week-long hiatus following the attack. "I love you all so very much and thank you for your strength during this incredibly difficult time," he wrote with a link to the donation site for the victims. See the rest of his tweets below: