Mets, David Wright donate $250,000 to support NYC hurricane restoration efforts

David Wright 3 white polaroidThe Mets and David Wright announced they have donated $250,000 to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City to support hurricane restoration efforts.

“I love New York and it broke my heart to see the devastation throughout this city,” Wright said in a statement.  “I admire the thousands of New Yorkers who are courageously working hard to rebuild their homes and communities.  The people of this city have supported me for the past nine years and this is just a small way for me to say thanks.”

The Mayor’s Fund is accepting financial donations from organizations and individuals to support hurricane restoration efforts. One hundred percent of donations are being dispersed to relief efforts and organizations. The City is currently providing essential living supplies via distribution sites – including food, hygiene items, and cleaning materials – and will also support long-term recovery efforts. To donate by mail, make checks payable to Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and send to 253 Broadway, Eighth  Floor, New York City, New York 10007 (in memo line: Hurricane Sandy Relief).  For any questions or to donate over the phone call 311 (212-NEW-YORK outside New York City).

“We’re proud to join with David to contribute to the Mayor’s Fund and help our great city recover from this devastating storm,” Mets COO Jeff Wilpon said.  “Giving back to the community is part of who we are as an organization and we pledge to continue to help the Mayor and the city in the weeks and months ahead.”