Christina Ng
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    Fresh propane tanks are a luxury at the camp. Volunteers come by the camp when they can to take the tanks to be refilled.
    Christina Ng
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    Before she lost her job, Marilyn Berenzweig was a successful textile designer in New York City. She had heard of tent cities, but never imagined she'd be living in one.
    Christina Ng
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    Marilyn Berenzweig and her husband Michael have been living in Tent City for over a year. They've been married for 41 years.
    Christina Ng
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    Dozens of chickens and roosters roam the camp laying eggs and providing early morning wake-up calls for residents.
    Christina Ng
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    This makeshift kitchen features one of the community's wood-burning stoves and a cutting board sitting on a shopping cart as a kitchen counter.
    Christina Ng
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    A somber moment of reflection outside of the Tent City Chapel during a Sunday service.
    Christina Ng
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    Lakewood Township officials have ordered that 15 of the structures in Tent City be torn down by next week, including the Tent City Chapel.
    Christina Ng
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    Donated plants and seeds became the community garden in the center of the camp.
    Christina Ng
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    The community is already worrying about the upcoming cold winter months. For years, the camp has been fighting local authorities' efforts to evict them from the publicly owned woods.
    Christina Ng
  • Tent City

    The different types of dwellings at Tent City in Lakewood, N.J., include tents, shacks, trailers and tepees like the one pictured.
    Christina Ng
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    Life is primitive at the camp with many people hand washing clothing outside, cooking over wood-burning stoves and sharing one well that provides hot water for the shower.
    Christina Ng
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    Elwood Hyers II and Cynthia Vellinga have worked hard to make their tent feel like home. They say the nicer it is, the more pleasure they will get from tearing it down when they find a way to move into affordable housing.
    Christina Ng
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    Three retired yellow school buses have been donated to Tent City. One shown here is where Pastor Steve Brigham lives and he uses another for transportation as well as picking up and dropping off donated goods.
    Christina Ng
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    Cheryl Wilkens and John Eisele have been living in Tent City on and off for several years. Many days they walk a few miles to the library where they can use the computer and enjoy the air conditioning.
    Christina Ng
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    Pastor Steve Brigham has been working for the homeless for 11 years. Six years ago, he left his job as an electrical contractor to devote all of his time to the needy. Now, he lives on a yellow school bus.
    Christina Ng
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