NY Mets Honor Woods, Petronis For Sandy Work
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.