Dave Robertson remembers seeing the tornado damage in his hometown of Tuscaloosa, Ala. two years ago and feeling sick to his stomach.

The reliever had a similar feeling as he watched coverage of the Oklahoma tornado this week, a tragedy that took at least 24 lives.

“I know firsthand what it looks like; we saw it live going through there,” Robertson said. “It’s tough because you know that all the families are just lost right now. Their whole world has been rocked. It’s just really tough to see that. You watch it on TV but you don’t understand until you get on the ground and see where everyone’s houses were, it’s just a lot of concrete debris. It’s tough to see.”

Just as he did two years ago, Robertson is hoping to help get some of the victims back on their feet. The pitcher and his wife, Erin, established High Socks For Hope following the Alabama tornado to assist those in need, and their efforts have extended to Hurricane Sandy victims and now the Oklahoma tornado.

“We’re preparing care packages right now to send up,” Robertson said. “We’re doing everything within our means. We’re not a large charity; it’s just me, Erin and a couple of people on the ground in Alabama. We’re small but we’re doing what we can. Hopefully we can move some essential items back up to Oklahoma and help out any way we can.”

For the third straight year, Robertson plans to donate $100 for each of his strikeouts. He fanned three on Tuesday, giving him 26 in 191/3 innings.

“The more money we get, the more we can grow and help people, the more families we can reach out to,” Robertson said. “Now I guess it’s time for me to start making some more money.”