If you don't have any spare change to give Detroit homeless man Abe Hagenston, that's no problem. He takes credit card donations too.

The 42-year-old panhandles by the Eight Mile Road overpass of Highway I-75, and has been homeless for about a decade.

In that time, he's grown tired of people telling him that they didn't have any change to give.

"People don't realize how tough it is to come from nothing when you don't have any family or any friends," Hagenston.

So now Hagenston takes credit card handouts through a donated smartphone with the Square card reader, which takes MasterCard, Visa and American Express. The reader looks a small white box that attaches to a smartphone. It takes a percentage out of every transaction.

Expose fake homeless app

There are quite a few people from the suburbs who come down here who have houses, cars, even incomes, and they give real homeless people like me who sleep out here a bad name. If you suspect someone of being fake homeless, send me their picture and the location where you spotted them flying a sign and I will find out and post them on my site, verified homeless or faking it.

I want to develop an app. The app would use facial recognition software to match a spanging.com database. A person would appear as (really homeless), (Fake Homeless) or (pending research). It would run on I-phones as well as Androids. I am teaching myself this skill in my spare time, however if anyone out there has the skill and the will, let me know.
All I ask is that you help to promote this by writing “spanging.com” on your shirt or sign.

There were an estimated 578,424 people experiencing homelessness across the USA in 2014.