Robertson's charity receives generous donation

Robertson's charity receives generous donation

NEW YORK -- David Robertson's "High Socks for Hope" charity received a $10,000 donation on Friday from the MVP Foundation, with the Yankees' closer accepting a check in an on-field ceremony before the game against the Red Sox.

Robertson said that the donating charity, founded by Trenton Thunder team chiropractor Thomas Haveron, has been a great help to "High Socks for Hope's" mission over the last few years.

"It's really important," Robertson said. "A lot of people forget that years after a natural disaster, there are still people who need help. That's where we come in and can help people out."

Robertson said that the funds would be used for furniture for families who have had their homes destroyed or severely damaged by storms.

Robertson and his wife, Erin, founded "High Socks for Hope" in April 2011 after tornadoes ravaged the pitcher's hometown of Tuscaloosa, Ala. The foundation also contributed to the recovery efforts from 2012's Hurricane Sandy and tornado damage in Moore, Okla.

"We're not the biggest charity, but if you need some help and we can do it, we're going to make it happen," Robertson said.

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