He is the starting quarterback of the Green Bay Packers NFL football team. His coach among others, is real proud of what he is doing by reaching out a helping hand to the fire victims of California. Aaron’s longtime corporate partner State Farm, also is helping by donating $1 dollar (for every retweet of his Twitter post) that reaches up to $1 million dollars as well.
People can use the hashtag #retweet4good. The Green Bay Packers team, has so far donated another $250,000 towards the cause. It is really great when celebrities step up to help others like this and bring awareness to worthy things.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy commented: “I think it’s tremendous what Aaron Rodgers is doing. As I’ve always stated, and really for all of our players, he’s so much more than just our quarterback. I know the Camp Fire has been constantly on his mind. We talk about it pretty much every day, and I think what he’s doing in using this platform is tremendous. I’m proud of all of our guys when they step up like that.”
Rodgers grew up in the Chico, California area. For him, these disasters are personal. He attended both Butte College and the University of California. Rodgers went on to say, “If you live in Chico, you know somebody who lives in Paradise, or you’ve played sports up there, driven up the sky way.
Hearing the stories about it being, almost like a war zone — people running out of their cars down the sky way, people having to bring big backhoes in to move the cars of people who had already left, so the cars still blocked in traffic can try to get around it. The terribly sad stories of finding people burned alive in their cars.
This is a disaster. This is a major tragedy that’s happened to those great people up in Paradise. I’m connected, that’s where I was born, I grew up there, I know people who had family houses up in Paradise or retired folks. So when you’re from there you’re very well connected to that area.”
Many are following in his footsteps, doing whatever they can to help the disastrous fires burning in many places within Northern California right now.
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