Where We Started
WHEN DISASTER HIT HOME
In 2011, one of the costliest tornadoes on U.S. record hit David Robertson’s hometown of Tuscaloosa, AL and its surrounding communities. It’s path of destruction covered over 80 miles long killing 64 people, including six students from David’s alma mater, The University of Alabama.
Tornado property damage totaled $2.4 billion, with many families left homeless and destitute.
The Robertsons learned firsthand about the ripple effects of natural disaster: the difficulty locating loved ones, the loss of friends, family and physical mementos, and the overwhelming burden of starting anew. This perspective and their personal ties to the affected area served as motivation for creating High Socks for Hope.
Where We Are Now
THERE’s ALWAYS ROOM FOR HOPE
Since 2011, our mission and platform has grown exponentially. Thousands of families have received aid from High Socks including:
Over 1500 homes partially or completely furnished by High Socks For Hope
Homeless and destitute veterans
Veterans affected by natural disaster
Relief missions have included aid to:
Tuscaloosa-Birmingham Tornado 2011
Fairdale, Illinois Tornado
Granbury, Texas Tornado
Moore, Oklahoma Tornado
Alabama Tornadoes 2019
Some Pitcher Relief
David pledges yearly $100 for every strikeout, and $200 for every recorded save.
D-Rob also donates a portion of his salary to the Phillies' charity fund.
How You Can Help
LEND A HAND, BRING SOME HOPE
There are various ways to help in our mission:
SPREAD THE WORD
Who We Help With
BRINGING PEOPLE HOME TOGETHER
High Socks also partners with other relief organizations to pool resources to more expediently get families back on their feet and off the floor!
A very huge THANK YOU to all our partners and sponsors working tirelessly to bring our community hope and get our people home.