According to the Evening Standard News, more than 600 million euros (close to 700 million US dollars) has been pledged to repair the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.


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Luxury goods magnate Bernard Arnault is to donate 200 million euros while retail mogul François-Henri Pinault pledged 100 million euros. L’Oreal, the Bettencourt Meyers family and the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation  announced they will donate 200 million euros towards the cathedral’s restoration as French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault and major French oil and gas company Total both pledged 100 million towards the reconstruction.

State side, Apple says they will be donating to help restore Notre Dame’s “precious heritage for future generations.”

Meanwhile, a private organization called “France’s Fondation du Patrimoine”, which works to protect French heritage, will start an international appeal for,” our Lady to be reborn from her ashes we are launching an international appeal. All donations received will be paid in full to the restoration site.”

(Source: Evening Standard News)

Let’s say you don’t have an extra mill to donate, you can still help. Here are three ways:

Friends of Notre Dame: You can donate online using a credit card or PayPal, or by sending a check in the mail.

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception: is accepting online donations via credit card.

La Fondation du patrimoine: The French Heritage Foundation is accepting tax-deductible donations online via credit card.


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