SEA BRIGHT, N.J. (WCBS 880) – Five years ago, Woody’s Ocean Grille in Sea Bright was one of the most popular spots in that Monmouth County community.
When Superstorm Sandy rolled in, Woody’s was just one of the town’s businesses that was devastated.READ MORE: Reports: Mets, Max Scherzer Agree To Record 3-Year, $130 Million Deal
Owner Chris Woods didn’t just vow to rebuild – he promised to do whatever he could to support the other businesses in town and make sure Sea Bright would survive.READ MORE: 'Your Life Does Not End Because You Have A Diagnosis': Shantel Smith Opens Up About Her Battle With Multiple Sclerosis Before 'Survivor'
Today, the seawall is being extended, Woody’s is once again thriving, and the town is a symbol of Jersey Strong survival.
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Wood’s work extended well beyond his own restaurant. In fact, in the weeks and months after Sandy, he turned his grille into a command center and erected an outdoor tent – which became known as “Food City” — where recovery workers and displaced residents were served three meals a day.