Packers QB Aaron Rodgers to donate $1 million to Camp Fire relief

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018
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Green Bay Packers star and Butte County native Aaron Rodgers announced he's donating a $1 million to help fire victims.

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. -- Green Bay Packers quarterback and Butte County native Aaron Rodgers announced he's donating $1 million to help Camp Fire victims.

In a video posted to Twitter, Rodgers said his "heart goes out to the great people of Paradise, California."

He also urged people to donate, saying all the money goes to a great organization for the immediate needs and the recovery efforts for the #CampFireParadise.

Rodgers grew up in Chico and went to Butte Community College before heading to UC Berkeley in 2003.

Rodgers said besides his own $1 million contribution, State Farm insurance - which sponsors Rodgers as a commercial pitchman - will donate $1 for every retweet of his Twitter post through Nov. 25, up to $1 million.

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In this aerial photograph, an evacuee encampment is seen at a Walmart parking lot in Chico, California on November 19, 2018. (Josh Edelson for the Washington Post)
Josh Edelson for the Washington Post