The idea for the project came in a video message from a 9-year-old Mississippi girl.

Playgrounds will be built in 26 N.J. towns hard hit by Superstorm Sandy. The number 26 will be a consistent theme in the project, representing the 26 Sandy Hook victims. School children helped launch Sea Bright playground with sunrise ceremony Friday.

SEA BRIGHT, N.J. — The devastation that Superstorm Sandy had brought to the Jersey Shore was hard enough for the firefighters trying to help towns recover, but it was the Sandy Hook school shootings that brought them to their knees.

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