In late 2012, the New Jersey State Firefighters’ Mutual Benevolent Association was committed to providing much needed advocacy and ongoing support for firefighters, their families and their communities struggling from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. Just two months after Hurricane Sandy hit, America was stunned following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.
Elizabeth native William Lavin, President of the FMBA, will speak about how they found a way to appropriately honor the children, teachers and families of this tragedy by building playgrounds in Hurricane Sandy destroyed communities – one to honor the memory of each teacher or student lost that day in Newtown, CT. He will also speak about his book Where Angels Live, Work, and Play, co-authored with his son Smitty Lavin.
Location: Elizabeth Public Library - Main Library Auditorium - 11 South Broad Street Elizabeth, NJ 07202.
Audience: All ages.