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Orthodox Jews visit Tent City homeless residents in Lakewood New Jersey

By Mason White 12:28 PM March 3, 2013
Tent City Homeless Encampment 

By: Moses Gold
(Scroll down for video) Some ultra Orthodox Jews had a tour of the Tent City Homeless Encampment, in Lakewood, New Jersey.

Lakewood, is the fastest growing city in New Jersey, and is growing rapidly. Lakewood, has a diverse community, but is comprised mostly of ultra-Orthodox Jews.

In the past 7 years the community has been expanded by a group of homeless people. Lakewood, New Jersey, is home to the largest camp of homeless in the state. The homeless people live in tents in the woods.

Since the economy is becoming worse and more U.S. residents are losing their homes, many more people have joined Tent City which has been growing at a rapid pace.

Tent City became home to many homeless people, the people have become like family and formed a close knit community where people help each other out.

At first, there were less than 10 homeless people living in the woods in Lakewood, New Jersey. Sadly, to date there are about 125 homeless people living in the woods in tents.

Some ultra-Orthodox Jewish men, met with a homeless man who resides in Tent City. The homeless man gave the ultra-Orthodox Jewish men a tour of the grounds and a glimpse into how people are living.

Surprisingly, these people have set up nice tents, with a homey feel. Their tents are neat, clean and they have the basic necessities needed for everyday life.

The homeless people hope that the government will step in and provide them with a decent place to live.

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