Friday, August 9, 2013

Jack's Park

The Sandy Ground Project has made a commitment to build a park for each of the children killed in Newtown, CT. Areas destroyed by Hurricane Sandy have been chosen.

My neighbor town Union Beach, NJ was devastated by Sandy. A small town of working class people Union Beach lost more than a quarter of the homes and nearly every resident was impacted. The waterfront is slowly being restored.

Along with the RAINE Foundation and volunteers from all over the country a park in honor of Jack Pinto was dedicated this spring.

I chose a rainy day to go take some shots so that I didn't interrupt any children at play.









As you can see from the last photo, people from all over the country come to visit Jack's park.

You can see all the other parks built so far at the Sandy Project site. The RAINE foundation site lists the efforts underway to rebuild Union Beach and other towns in the county.


17 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

What a wonderful idea! I think it's fabulous these children are being remembered this way!

Jay Simser said...

I always learn something from you. Thanks for sharing. I hope you are feeling better. Hugz

sylvia kirkwood said...

A wonderful idea indeed!! These children will never be forgotten!! Terrific post for the day, Dianne! Hope you're feeling better and that you have a great weekend!

Ron said...

I had no idea about this park, Dianne. OMG....how faaaaaabulous is that!

Beautiful photos, dear lady. How touching!

Hope you're feeling better...

(((((((( You )))))))

X ya!

Mike said...

20 new parks is a good thing.

TexWisGirl said...

brought tears to my eyes...

Leave It To Davis said...

Wonderful way to memorialize these children....little angels!

Cherie said...

What a great gesture and a great park!

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh, I LOVE this! It is such a Creative way to Honor this dear little boys life! Very Very sweet!
Thanks, my dear....This is really uplifting!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh Dianne this was so sad and so joyful all at the same time. The Foundation has chosen a wonderful way to commemorate these angels whose lives were so needlessly lost and at the same time help out a devastated community. What an amazing idea. Thank you for sharing these great pictures. I loved reading about how and why you went on a rainy day!

Gin G said...

A beautiful post. You are a wonderful woman Dianne for sharing this with us. Thank you.

Marg said...

Oh my goodness, what a great and wonderful thing to do. I didn't know anything about all this. Thanks for telling and showing us the pictures. Take care.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

What a beautiful idea!

Daryl said...

what a really lovely memorial

CrystalChick said...

Thank you for sharing this. Great idea! I'm sure the parks will be happy places even though such sadness brought them to be.

Hilary said...

What a great project. So touching and tear-evoking. I never thought to connect the two "Sandy"s before.. hurricane Sandy and Sandy Hook.

Linda Reeder said...

How wonderful! "where angels play". Out of death and destruction comes new life and new joy.