Packers QB Rodgers donates $1M to wildfire relief efforts

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers Photo: File/AP
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers

November 21, 2018 10:37 AM

Aaron Rodgers, quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, is donating $1 million to help efforts in northern California in the midst of wildfires.

According to ABC affiliate WISN-TV, Rodgers said in a Twitter video that State Farm insurance, for which he is a spokesman, is donating $1, up to $1 million, for every retweet of the video.

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"In northern California, where I was born and raised, the city of Paradise burned to the ground, and many of the residents that got out are now displaced," Rodgers - who is originally from Chico, California - said in the video.

A monstrous wildfire in Paradise has killed at least 81 people and destroyed more than 13,000 homes.


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