News Release:

Paul Davis supports The Sandy Ground Project with playgrounds in honor of Newtown and Hurricane Sandy tragedies

Bellerose, NY – December 16, 2013 – Paul Davis Restoration of Metro New York will donate staff time and construction expertise to the New Jersey State Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association Foundation (FMBA) in commemoration of The Sandy Ground Project: Where Angels Play playground projects. Paul Davis office owners Paul Daley and Joe Rizzo along with their team of technicians will assist William Lavin, Chairman of the ‘Where Angels Play” foundation and his team to erect a playground in Roxbury, New York at Breezy Point. The event will celebrate the life of Mary Sherlach, a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. The Paul Davis office will also provide lunch for all volunteers when the construction project begins on Thursday, December 19 at 11:00 a.m. The ribbon cutting ceremony to announce the final project completion is slated to be held on Sunday, December 22. For more information, visit the website at

The first Sandy Ground Project playground opened on March 1 at 10 East Ocean Avenue in Sea Bright, NJ. The event featured a ground breaking ceremony in honor of the first of 26, 100 percent handicap accessible playgrounds to be built along the New Jersey, New York, Connecticut coastal communities hit by Hurricane Sandy. The Sea Bright playground was built in memory of Anne Marie Murphy. Murphy was a special education teacher whose life was taken while trying to protect a student at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Sea Bright was selected as the first playground site due to the town’s damage in the course of Hurricane Sandy

According to Daley, his office is proud to work with Lavin and support the Breezy Point project which was inspired by the violence in Newtown, Connecticut and the effort to restore the storm ravaged east coast with living memorials to all children who have been victims of violence while creating safe, fun places for children to be children.

The New Jersey State Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association along with Paul Davis and numerous businesses and individuals have funded and donated their expertise, labor, supplies, and construction efforts to help with the projects. The playgrounds will symbolize the interests of children and families who experienced the recent and devastating events.

Daley and Rizzo work year round with local civic, service and professional organizations to help those in need. Paul Davis Restoration of Metro New York specializes in providing emergency services for properties that have been damaged by water, mold, fire or vandalism. All Paul Davis owners and technicians are trained in Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards for inspection, cleaning and disaster restoration. For more information, call (718) 559-6060 or email The office is located at 241-25 Braddock Avenue in Bellerose