White Sox Closer Visits Tornado Victims

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FAIRDALE (WIFR) – When he’s not saving games for the White Sox, closer David Robertson is out providing relief for those affected by natural disasters.

Today Robertson visited with families whose homes were affected by April 9th’s tornado. The Sox closer made stops in Rochelle, Fairdale, and Esmond. It’s all a part of Robertson’s non-profit organization called High Socks for Hope, which he and his wife co-founded in 2011. The organization provides furnishings for families that lose everything in natural disasters.

"It's a beautiful community. I get to meet these people and it's been a lot of fun. It's nice to come out here. It's just nice to see everyone happy and know that everything is moving forward," said Robertson.

So far, High Socks for Hope has furnished eight homes in Fairdale and will provide furniture for an additional eight homes once they are rebuilt.

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