Yankees Pitcher David Robertson and NBTY Helping Hands Welcome Hurricane Sandy Families Home

NBTY Helping Hands Donates and Delivers $20,000 of New Furniture to Returning Families

Jun 04, 2013, 17:28 ET from NBTY

NEW YORK, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of families continue to be displaced as a result of Hurricane Sandy.  In an effort to welcome some of those families home, High Socks for Hope, a charity run by Yankees pitcher David Robertson and his wife, Erin, and NBTY Helping Hands, the charitable arm of NBTY, a leading global manufacturer and distributor of vitamins, supplements and sports nutrition, today delivered and donated furniture to families who are no longer displaced.

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Volunteers from High Socks for Hope, including Yankees pitcher David Robertson, teamed up with volunteers from NBTY Helping Hands to deliver and unload a 30-foot truck filled with new furniture being donated to families in Far Rockaway, NY. In addition to the four families whose homes were furnished today, the donation is expected to provide enough capital to furnish the homes of six additional families in the hurricane-devastated area. 

"Alabama and New York are the two places I consider home, so to see both of my states so affected by these natural disasters is heartbreaking," said David Robertson. "I have been fortunate enough to be given a stage as a Major League Baseball player to help raise awareness for the victims of these disasters. My wife and I created High Socks for Hope to lend support to those suffering in the wake of natural disasters, especially after the immediate attention subsides. We are thankful for the donation from NBTY Helping Hands that is helping to get some of these families back into their homes."

"As a Long Island company committed to helping people be healthy and well, it is particularly heartbreaking to see so many people in this area who still have been unable to return to normalcy, even now, seven months after the storm hit," said Mike Oliveri, Chairman of NBTY Helping Hands. "While many of us have been able to move on with our lives, many have not. We hope that this donation will help some of these families get back on their feet."

High Socks for Hope

The David and Erin Robertson Foundation, a donor advised fund with the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, is dedicated to assisting those affected by the tornadoes in Tuscaloosa and throughout the state of Alabama.  The foundation strives to lend support to charities and organizations helping those who suffered loss and were affected by this tragedy. Our neighbors in New York and New Jersey have given so much to help out Alabama. As a way to give back to the New York and New Jersey areas, High Socks for Hope has assisted those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

NBTY Helping Hands

NBTY Helping Hands is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization initiated by NBTY, Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of nutritional supplements worldwide. For many years, NBTY, Inc. has shared its success by supporting the local community through charitable contributions to worthy causes. With the formation of NBTY Helping Hands, we hope to make an even greater impact by providing much needed funds to help as many people as we can. For more information about NBTY Helping Hands, please visit online at www.nbtyhelpinghands.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nbtyhelpinghands or on Twitter @NBTYhelpinghand.


NBTY is the leading vertically integrated manufacturer, marketer, distributor and retailer of high-quality vitamins, nutritional supplements and related products in the United States, with operations worldwide. NBTY currently markets over 25,000 SKUs under many brands, including Nature's Bounty®, Sundown®, American Health®, Ester-C®, Solgar®, MET-Rx®, Pure Protein®, Balance Bar®, Osteo Bi-Flex®, SISU®, Rexall®, Body Fortress®,  Puritan's Pride®, Vitamin World®, Holland & Barrett®, GNC (UK)®, Physiologics®, and  De Tuinen®. For more information please visit www.nbty.com.

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