Butte County’s Small Businesses Get a Boost from Aaron Rodgers

Butte County businesses are receiving a helping hand from Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Rodgers grew up in Chico, Butte’s largest city. So when he heard the county’s small businesses were struggling because of the pandemic, he decided to help.

Rodgers has partnered with the North Valley Community Foundation to create the Aaron Rodgers Small-Business COVID-19 Fund. He has personally donated around $1,000,000 to the fund. That money, along with contributions from other donors, will help 80 small businesses in Butte County stay afloat by meeting basic expenses.

“Small, locally owned businesses are the heart and soul of a community,” Rodgers said in a statement. “...It was heart-wrenching to hear about all the obstacles facing restaurants and retail establishments. So many of them are struggling just to stay in business but remain hopeful that there’s an end to this.”

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