Sandy Hook Shooting Inspires Hurricane Sandy Playgrounds

Hurricane Sandy - Playgrounds

A New Jersey man is inspired by one tragedy to help the victims of another tragedy in a special way.

FOX News Radio’s Kerin McCue explains:

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Hurricane Sandy - Playgrounds

Elizabeth, New Jersey fireman Bill Lavin remembers well the outpouring of emotion and support, especially from children, he and others like him received in the days and weeks after the 9/11 attacks.  Now, he, along with the Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association are doing something to memorialize the 26 children and adults killed in the Connecticut Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting: They’re going to build 26 playgrounds in areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy, each one bearing the name of a child or educator gunned down in December.

They need to raise $2 million to get the job done. They’ve got $300,000, so far.  Lavin says he knows it’s a bit crazy, but adds it feels right.

Kerin McCue, FOX News Radio.




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