2013-10-11 / Sports

NY Mets Honor Woods, Petronis For Sandy Work

By Miriam Rosenberg


Hurricane Sandy hero FDNY Lt. Tom Woods and family with David Wright of the New York Mets. Photos courtesy the New York Mets Hurricane Sandy hero FDNY Lt. Tom Woods and family with David Wright of the New York Mets. Photos courtesy the New York Mets Through his organization, The Wright Thing, New York Mets third basement David Wright has honored more Rockaway residents for their work during Sandy.

At the height of the storm firefighter Lt. Tommy Woods of Belle Harbor and his oldest son Brendan used surfboards to rescue 25 people who were trapped in their homes because of fast rising water. They then took them to a safe location. All the while Woods’ own house was in flames.

Matthew Petronis, of Breezy Point, was in his dorm in Washington, DC when Sandy hit Rockaway. Immediately he began an online campaign that has raised more than $1 million for the Breezy Point Relief Fund.

Wright personally honored Woods and Petronis, who brought along their families, at Citifield in Flushing.

The Wright Thing was formed at the beginning of the 2013 season to honor extraordinary volunteers in Sandy Relief.



Honored for doing “The Wright Thing,” Matthew Petronis raised $1 million for the Breezy Point Relief Fund. Honored for doing “The Wright Thing,” Matthew Petronis raised $1 million for the Breezy Point Relief Fund.

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