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Shelter 'struggling' to house homeless kids

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  • Superstorm forces many children to seek refuge
  • Many live in subway cars and on the boardwalks
  • Now that those are flooded, where will they go?
  • Find out how you can help

One charity says it's struggling to bring emergency aid to homeless children and orphans in Sandy’s aftermath. The Covenant House, which provides aid to homeless youth in 18 locations, saw its numbers rise drastically following the superstorm.

“Last night, we sheltered about 1,000 homeless young people from storm-affected states and woke up this morning and the world was upside down in some of those states,” said Kevin Ryan, who runs Covenant House.

Ryan said the situation was severe in New Jersey and Manhattan. "We are struggling, frankly, to provide emergency evacuations for all of these kids." Find out how you can help here

Watch: Sandy brings snow to Appalachians

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