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After being battered by -- -- sandy in October families in the northeast are still struggling to rebuild this holiday season senior correspondent Eric Shawn.
Looks at one film -- journey to find the spirit of Christmas after the storm.
He's saying that I mean Mary thank.
Can't -- this Christmas nine year old Kylie about casino wants to get -- home back.
Her family's house in -- -- of New Jersey.
Was severely damaged by hurricane Sanders floodwaters Kylie -- parents Marie and dance and -- fourteen year old sister Caroline.
We're forced to relocate several times they lost nearly everything and spent a month living in a hotel while.
On another again be honest -- -- as their provider for your family.
I have to scrape of -- -- -- get there.
And I'm honored by every once and love and appreciate her family and friends and and just I'm scared I'm not gonna lie.
But I have feet.
I don't see him you can ever have for something like this I say he's taking -- -- -- time I live for today.
The house backs up to the wetlands of -- and -- On the night of the stormed the water rushed through the basement and started to come up here on the first floor there was so much about ten feet.
That this was the water line their lives and this Christmas season would never -- act.
He spent 22 Christmas is here twenty Christensen -- volunteers helped to -- -- even with this you can still have a Christmas.
Always -- Christmas is Stanley Christmas is love Christmas could be achieved this -- change this state could be in this corner for Kenyan hotel room.
You know it is family it's -- it's hope.
It's god -- used -- donated gift card to buy a tiny tree for their hotel -- a small symbol of the outpouring of support and money from countless people.
The charity one small -- helped about casinos furnish this temporary home they are now renting.
Triple -- to have something could play to our fiscal.
This home commodities people have been living in hotels.
Living in shelters and living with up with other people.
There's nothing like having your own home -- these Eagles outside.
What do you -- what -- will clean them up with the.
Dennis was doing his best to make Christmas as normal as it could be.
We're overwhelmed the.
And generosity of people always has been unbelievable seeing.
When -- quite used to it being honest with you.
The -- casinos are far from alone.
Thousands of other families like majorities in New York city's Belle harbor have also received unexpected blessings.
I've seen the grace of god.
In the kindness of strangers who have reached out.
He just never ever imagine.
That you can be in in this position.
The only thing you can do at this point is we -- -- Look forward to the future.
Because if you can't get anywhere it's.
Their basement was completely flooded and they lost two cars he sort of got a little depressing -- think since we were out of our house for awhile then it finally came back it felt better.
But to be back home this box of ornaments remained untouched may have nothing but happiness from the state forward.
He's still the case faith has sustained demanding.
Reverend last moments is the pastor of the community church -- -- rain in New York's Far Rockaway.
Which is still serving as a relief site we -- trying to make Christmas.
A normal -- Christmas.
Specifically for children.
And those who've been hit the hardest.
Charities and nonprofits all across the region like rebuilding together are helping people get back on their feet.
Volunteers donate their time to fix damaged homes and help repair broken lives it.
Can you still have hope there's always season -- contest.
I think we -- requests and so many -- now about casinos are able to celebrate Christmas in a home together.
And say they've learned firsthand the meaning of this season are one of the hardest times in our lives a lot of good has come at a beautiful.
Things have come out of all this is awesome place.
It's since you blessing may you never think that -- he would get it isn't just played amazing.
Even after sandy the Christmas spirit survives.
In Middletown New Jersey I'm Eric Sean fox matters.
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