Notre Dame fire elicits a flood of donations from brands worldwide

Its iconic bell towers and central rose window still stand, and even as the world mourns the devastation, philanthropists pledge millions to resurrect the landmark Paris cathedral.

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As sections of Notre Dame Cathedral still smoldered, pledges began pouring in to rebuild the Paris landmark.

The effort toward the resurrection of the historic cathedral—which 200-foot-high flames consumed Monday while a stunned world watched—began immediately, as Christians worldwide observe Holy Week.

CNN reported:

As flames ripped through the roof and into the spire of the Cathedral of Notre Dame on Monday night, French President Emmanuel Macron addressed his citizens.

Looking distraught, he said: “Notre Dame is our history, it’s our literature, it’s our imagery. It’s the place where we live our greatest moments, from wars to pandemics to liberations … I’m telling you all tonight — we will rebuild this cathedral together. This is probably part of the French destiny.”

The response was immediate.

CBS News reported:

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