Aaron Rodgers Making Huge Donation to Aid California Wildfire Recovery

The cause is close to the heart of the Chico, California, native.

FOXBOROUGH, MA - NOVEMBER 04:  Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers walks through the tunnel before the game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - NOVEMBER 04: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers walks through the tunnel before the game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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In a video posted to Twitter, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers announced he is donating $1 million to help with relief efforts related to the California wildfires.

A native of Chico, California, Rodgers said the raging fires “have devastated countless communities.

“In Northern California, where I was born and raised, the city of Paradise burned to the ground, and many of the residents who got out are now displaced to my hometown of Chico, and across the north state,” ” Rodgers said in his announcement on Twitter. “I personally reached out to my friends and the mayor of Chico to find out how to be of the most help. And raising money for both immediate needs and the long-term recovery is what is needed most right now. This is why I’m partnering with the North Valley Community Foundation and donating $1 million to help with recovery and eventual rebuild of these communities.”

Rodgers also encouraged fans to donate to the North Valley Community Foundation and said State Farm would be donating $1 for every retweet his announcement gets.

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