Aaron Rodgers, State Farm donate a combined $2M to children impacted by California's Camp Fire
CALIFORNIA (CBS 58) -- The one-year anniversary of the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California's history is approaching.
Last November, Packers QB Aaron Rogers teamed up with State Farm to spread the word that the insurance company would donate a dollar for each retweet of his post, up to $1 million to help those impacted by the Camp Fire.
Rodgers, a native of Butte County, also pledged to personally donate $1 million.
Now, in October of 2019, State Farm and Rodgers have committed to donating a combined $2 million to bettering the lives of children in the affected areas.
According to a press release, Rodgers and State Farm worked with the North Valley Community Foundation to give grants to more than 20 organizations so far, with the goal of supporting children's in-school programs and extracurriculars. These include:
- Everybody Healthy Body was granted $50K to lead a task force on health, education and physical activity to address recovery efforts in the region
- Butte College Foundation, where Rodgers began his college football career, was granted $50K to establish the Skilled Workforce Scholarship to support students who are in danger of dropping out due to the Camp Fire
- Chico Westside Little League was granted $25K to fund repairs and refurbishment for their fields and facilities to accommodate the increased use due to it hosting Paradise Little League and the Paradise High School baseball team in wake of the Camp Fire.