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Aaron Rodgers donating $1 million to California wildfire relief

Larry Brown Sports logo Larry Brown Sports 11/21/2018 Steve DelVecchio, Larry Brown Sports
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Like so many other NFL players and professional athletes, Aaron Rodgers has felt the impact of the devastating California wildfires on a personal level. The Camp Fire in Northern California that has left dozens of people dead and hundreds others missing is burning right near Rodgers’ hometown of Chico, and the Green Bay Packers quarterback has decided to take action.

On Wednesday, Rodgers announced that he is donating $1 million to aid in recovery and rebuilding in areas affected by the wildfires. His longtime endorsement partner State Farm will also donate $1 up to $1 million for every retweet Rodgers’ social media post gets.

While athletes and celebrities oftentimes prefer to remain out of the spotlight when making charitable donations, the circumstances with a natural disaster are different. By rallying people to join him, Rodgers is hoping he can help do for Northern California what JJ Watt was able to do for the Houston area in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Donating $1 million sounds like a great start.

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