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Packers star Rodgers donates hefty sum to California wildfire relief and recovery fund

The NFL ace has pledged $1 million to the cause.

Aaron Rodgers (file pic).
Aaron Rodgers (file pic).

AS WILDFIRES IN California continue to burn, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers announced that he has pledged $1million (€875,865) to help with the relief effort.

Rodgers, who grew up in the state, has teamed up with the North Valley Community Foundation for the Aaron Rodgers NorCal Fire Recovery Fund.

In a video posted on Twitter, Rodgers said State Farm would donate a dollar for every retweet - up to $1million - to the relief fund as well.

“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 in my hometown of Chico and across the north state,” he said.

All the proceeds will go to the victims of the Camp Fire, which has devastated Northern California.

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