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Sandy Hook Shooting Inspires 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:
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.