Families still living in Stony Point shelter

Bryonna Lent, 7, hugs her mother, Heather, as

Bryonna Lent, 7, hugs her mother, Heather, as she sits next to her other daughter, Kayla, 9. The family have been living at the Stony Point Convention Center in Stony Point since Hurricane Sandy. (Dec. 29, 2012) Photo Credit: Caylena Cahill

Two months after Hurricane Sandy, families that lost their homes are still staying at the Stony Point Convention Center, and some have been rejected for FEMA aid. Though grateful for the shelter, they face mixed emotions during the holiday season, and are uncertain about the future. (Dec. 29, 2012)

Bryonna Lent, 7, hugs her mother, Heather, as
Photo Credit: Caylena Cahill

Bryonna Lent, 7, hugs her mother, Heather, as she sits next to her other daughter, Kayla, 9. The family have been living at the Stony Point Convention Center in Stony Point since Hurricane Sandy. (Dec. 29, 2012)

Heather Lent of Stony Point talks about her
Photo Credit: Caylena Cahill

Heather Lent of Stony Point talks about her family's experience since Hurricane Sandy. Lent and her family, who have faced numerous struggles with FEMA as a result of the storm, have been living in various rooms at the Stony Point Convention Center in Stony Point. (Dec. 29, 2012)

Nina Brabham, a single mother from Stony Point,
Photo Credit: Caylena Cahill

Nina Brabham, a single mother from Stony Point, becomes emotional while discussing her life post-Hurricane Sandy. She has been living at the Stony Point Convention Center in Stony Point after losing her home in the storm. (Dec. 29, 2012)

Nina Brabham, a single mother from Stony Point,
Photo Credit: Caylena Cahill

Nina Brabham, a single mother from Stony Point, becomes emotional while discussing her life post-Hurricane Sandy. She has been living at the Stony Point Convention Center in Stony Point after losing her home in the storm. (Dec. 29, 2012)

Melanie Nelson of Stony Point talks about living
Photo Credit: Caylena Cahill

Melanie Nelson of Stony Point talks about living at the Stony Point Convention Center, the day she is moving out. (Dec. 29, 2012)

Melanie Nelson's belongings sit ready to be moved
Photo Credit: Caylena Cahill

Melanie Nelson's belongings sit ready to be moved into her new apartment away from at the Stony Point Convention Center in Stony Point. (Dec. 29, 2012)

Charles Finney, formerly of New City, discusses his
Photo Credit: Caylena Cahill

Charles Finney, formerly of New City, discusses his life after Hurricane Sandy at the Stony Point Convention Center in Stony Point. Since the storm, Finney said he has tried to get help from FEMA, without success. (Dec. 29, 2012)

John Lent of Stony Point holds his dog,
Photo Credit: Caylena Cahill

John Lent of Stony Point holds his dog, Midnight, at the Stony Point Convention Center. Lent, his two dogs and the rest of his family are living at the center. (Dec. 29, 2012)

From left, Kayla Lent, 9; Heather, 33; Bryonna,
Photo Credit: Caylena Cahill

From left, Kayla Lent, 9; Heather, 33; Bryonna, 7; and John, 40, at the Stony Point Convention Center in Stony Point, where they have been living since Hurricane Sandy hit Oct. 29. (Dec. 29, 2012)

Bryonna Lent, 7, of Stony Point, cradles her
Photo Credit: Caylena Cahill

Bryonna Lent, 7, of Stony Point, cradles her doll in a common room at the Stony Point Convention Center in Stony Point. Bryonna and her family have been living in the convention center since Hurricane Sandy. (Dec. 29, 2012)

Kayla Lent, 9, left, and her sister Bryonna,
Photo Credit: Caylena Cahill

Kayla Lent, 9, left, and her sister Bryonna, 7, appreciate their new dolls in the common room at the Stony Point Convention Center in Stony Point. The sisters, their parents and two dogs have been at the convention center since Hurricane Sandy, and remain uncertain about the future. (Dec. 29, 2012)

Kayla Lent, 9, left, Heather, 33, Bryonna, 7,
Photo Credit: Caylena Cahill

Kayla Lent, 9, left, Heather, 33, Bryonna, 7, and John, 40, sit in a common room at the Stony Point Convention Center in Stony Point, where they have been living since Hurricane Sandy. (Dec. 29, 2012)

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