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.