“I’ve been following you for a while, and I love the brand and what you guys have done. But this far exceeds anything you have ever done,” Rodgers said. “I just want to get involved. The videos everyday are so inspiring. I’m in. I want to be in the same amount you put in, $500,000.”
“They are doing something that the government isn’t doing,” Rodgers said. “This is real money. This is not, ‘Hey, we’ll put you on a list and we’ll try to work you in.’ You’re getting them the money in 24 to 72 hours. That’s life-changing money.”
Rodgers said he hopes his donation encourages teammates, coaches, the NFL and his sponsors to give, as well.
“My money is where my mouth is, and it’s a call to action for everyone out there to continue to donate and do what they can,” Rodgers said.
Rodgers said he was moved by videos of recipients on social media.
“This is about people, about our people, who are the backbone of our culture,” he said. “And it’s people from all different walks of life and all different types of restaurants and businesses, and we need those things. That is what makes this country great, is those people and that diversity.”