Business owner gives opportunity to homeless Camden man

Man living on the streets of Camden most of his adult life gets helping hand from small business owner

FOX 29 photojournalist Sergio Cruel has the story.

CAMDEN, N.J. – Napoleon Smith, a 35-year-old Camden resident, has been living on the streets since he was 18. He currently sleeps at a Rite Aid.

“What lead me here was that I was hard-headed. I hung out with the wrong people, the wrong crowd,” Smith said.

In speaking about what lead him to homelessness, Smith said it was more than drugs and hanging out with the wrong crowd.

“My childhood growing up [influenced this]. Sometimes we judge a person and don’t know what lead them to be out here,” he said.

James Henderson, owner of a private security company, says he has known Smith for over 10 years. 

“I met him at the CVS. He use to be outside asking for change, asking for help. People would give change but never any help,” Henderson said.

After deciding to do something to help…

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