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Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers donates $ 1 million to victims of California fires

GREEN BAY, WIS. – Aaron Rodgers carried a Santa Monica Fire Department Hat after the Green Bay Packers November 11…

GREEN BAY, WIS. – Aaron Rodgers carried a Santa Monica Fire Department Hat after the Green Bay Packers November 11 win over the Miami Dolphins to show support for those affected by the California fires.

Ten days later, Packer’s quarterback announced that he donated $ 1 million to help them in his homeland.

“In northern California, where I was born and raised, the city of paradise grew to the ground and many of the residents who came out are now displaced to my hometown of Chico and across the northern state,” said Rodgers in a video published on his Twitter- account. I personally reached out to my friends and mayor of Chico to find out how to be helpful. And to get money for both immediate needs and the long-term recovery is what’s most needed right now. “

Rodgers also said that one of his long-term business partners, State Farm, will donate $ 1 up to $ 1 million for every retweet of his postings this Sunday using hashtag # retweet4good.

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1 Re [19659000] Rodgers grew up in Chico, Ka California and participated in Butte College and the University of California.

“I’ve been on the phone with many people near me in northern California and in southern California,” Rodgers said on November 11th. “I had the fortune to meet some great firefighters from Santa Monica in the offseason. They sent me this hat, and I thought in my house today, that was the only accessory I had that could support my fighters fighting for the fires. My heart goes out to the great people in paradise, California. “

” I grew up in Chico and spent a lot of time up there, playing a lot of soccer and basketball and playing in paradise, which basically lived in Magalia at one point , which is a smoother city beyond paradise. The devastation there is difficult. Hear the stories of people driving down the highways to avoid the fire. Knowing that people burned alive in their cars. It’s heartbreaking, sure and then you’ve got a fire in my adopted home in Southern California, so it’s been a tough week, and myself and the guys from northern California, our thoughts and prayers are with them. Not only the great firefighters fighting for the fire, but all the people displaced. In my home area, Butte County, and then of course south in the LA area. “

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