New Jersey community rallies behind 16-year-old robbed while offering water – WPVI-TV

9July 2020

CAMDEN, New Jersey (WPVI)– A Camden, New Jersey community rallied together after a teen who offers water in the area was robbed by a group of thieves.Isaiah Cruz,16, is a beacon of light at the intersection of Baird Boulevard and Marlton Pike in Camden.

“I inform them, ‘God bless' all the time, every time I offer water. Thank you, thank you, God bless, even if they don't buy it. I simply still state, ‘God bless.' I value whatever,” Cruz said.Cruz is out 7 days a week, approximately 12 hours each day selling cold bottles of water to help his grandma make ends fulfill after losing his grandpa.

“I just try my finest, I have 2 sis, I make sure they great and give them cash here and there,” Cruz said.But just a

number of weeks earlier, after pulling a long shift, Cruz was robbed. The thieves stole more than $1,000 and his iPhone.

“They had a weapon to my head and I thought I was going to die. Typically individuals out here that take individuals's money, they make sure they die,” Cruz said.

The Camden community rallied together once they heard what happened to Cruz on social networks. Ever since, someone slipped him a $100 expense and numerous have actually donated to him through Cash App.

“Now he's able to reinvest those funds back into his service and be able to increase his earnings margin a little bit, so it's been a true blessing in camouflage and I informed Isaiah, ‘Stay encouraged since Camden got your back,'” said activist, Micah Khan.Cruz is counting every blessing while continuing to constantly state ‘God bless' to his Camden household.”I'm gon na still keep working hard, long as I get up to see another day, that's all that matters to me, “Cruz stated. Copyright © 2020 WPVI-TV.

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