Green Bay Pakcers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who was born in Chico, is helping to raise money for survivors of the deadly fire in Butte County, California.


Retweeting NFL Star Aaron Rodgers Will Help Camp Fire Survivors

KCBS Radio Morning News
November 21, 2018 - 9:43 am

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, a native of Chico, Calif., has come up with a way to easily raise money for survivors of the deadly fire in Butte County

In a Wednesday morning video on his Twitter account, Rodgers announced that he is personally donating $1 million to the North Valley Community Foundation. State Farm, meanwhile, will donate $1, up to $1 million, for every retweet of Rodgers' message that uses the hashtag Retweet4Good. 

"Raising money for immediate needs and longtime recovery is what's needed most right now," said Rodgers, who wore a Butte Strong sweatshirt and described talking to friends and Chico's mayor to hear how he could contribute to relief. "Let's help these people begin to heal and rebuild."

The fire has killed 81 people and destroyed more than 18,400 buildings, making it the most deadly and destructive in California's history.