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#pounditFriday, April 16, 2021

Walmart pledges $1 million to wildfire relief on behalf of Aaron Rodgers

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Aaron Rodgers was hoping to inspire others to make donations toward rebuilding the areas in California that have been ravaged by wildfires in recent weeks, and it appears the attention he has brought to the cause is having a huge impact.

Rodgers announced last week that he is donating $1 million to aid in recovery and rebuilding in areas affected by the wildfires near his hometown of Chico, Calif., and State Farm teamed up with him to donate $1 for every retweet Rodgers gets up to 1 million. On Thursday, Walmart announced that Rodgers inspired the company to make a $1 million donation of its own.

Though Rodgers’ younger brother used the wildfire pledge as an opportunity to air out more family drama, there’s no debating the power of a star athlete attaching his name to a good cause. JJ Watt was able to raise an astronomical amount of money for Hurricane Harvey victims in the Houston area, and Rodgers appears to be well on his way to doing the same for those affected by the devastating California fires.


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