Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers donated $ 1 million to help families shifted by fires in California and he…
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers donated $ 1 million to help families shifted by fires in California and he calls on the public to help.
In a video published on Twitter, Rodgers announced that he and State Farm collaborate to fund more donations. For every retweet of the video, State Farm will donate 1 dollar to the relief efforts. Within the first hours of sending the video, it limits 25,000 retweets:
Rodgers, 34, was born and raised in Chico, California – just miles from the city of Paradise, Calif., Burned down by the wilderness.
Camp Fire in northern California ̵
1; which began earlier in November and still burns – is the deadliest and most destructive in California history. From Wednesday morning at least 81 people have been killed, 870 are missing and over 153,000 hectares have been burned.
In his video on Twitter, Rodgers has a Butte Strong Sweater – a reference to Butte County, California. includes both Chico and Paradise. Rodgers specifically mentions both in the video and played football at Butte Community College before being transferred to Cal.
In addition, a second fire in Southern California has burned nearly 100,000 hectares and killed at least three people.
In addition to the $ 1 million he personally contributed and the amount he increases with State Farm, Rodgers encouraged their Twitter followers to visit the North Valley Community Foundation website to donate or learn more:
“I personally reached out to my friends and mayor of Chico to find out how I could be most helpful,” said Rodgers. “Raising money for both the immediate needs and the long-term recovery is what’s most needed right now.”
On Wednesday, Packer’s coach Mike McCarthy told the quarterback to get involved:
“He’s so much more than just our quarterback,” said McCarthy via ESPN. “I know that the fire has always been in his mind. We talk about it pretty much every day. What he does is enormous. I’m proud of all our guys when they go that way.”
It will be a long recovery for California, but something as simple as a retweet of Rodger’s video can help with that.