No words can describe the most heartfelt loss. But, within no time, the world is showing its profound love of Notre-Dame de Paris – the internationally adored symbol of Paris. It is extremely encouraging that so many offers of help to rebuild have been made so quickly. OUR LADY is destined to be around for at least another 850 years. Merci Dieu!
As more news comes out, hopefully much of Notre-Dame de Paris remains intact. Recent news states the grand organ was not destroyed.
So Many Opportunities to Help!
Here are a few:
The Fondation du Patrimonie (French Heritage Foundation) is accepting donations of any size. All donations will only be used for the rebuilding of Notre-Dame de Paris. Click here to make a donation. (It is very easy and for the national organization for protecting France’s heritage. PariswithScott.com just made a donation to the Fondation du Patrimonie in about 2 minutes.)
On April 26, Universal Music France will release a Decca Records album of sacred music performed by Jessye Norman, Cecilia Bartoli, Roberto Alagna, and others. Proceeds will go to the Fondation du Patrimonie for the rebuilding of Notre-Dame de Paris.
Monnaie de Paris announced that it is donating revenue from the sale of its commemorative coin that marks the 850th anniversary of Notre-Dame de Paris, take a look here.
As for any donation, please only donate to verified organizations that do not use your money to market to others for donations.
Update on Our Dearest Notre-Dame de Paris from Reports of the Fondation du Patrimonie
Now it seems workers can safely work around any lead issues. The roof has been covered to prevent further water intrusion. Many stained glass windows have been removed for protection. Supports were inserted to protect the flying buttresses and to assist in keeping the walls entact. Each piece of the building that has fallen or is being removed is stored and archived in painstaking detail. The great organ was not damaged.
Go to Notre-Dame de Paris. Not that you have to add it to your trip planning. She is still awe-inspiring from any angle. It is unfortunate that you will not be able to go in, but she deserves your attention and love. And, it is easy to give it.
Official website for Notre-Dame de Paris.
Read about Notre-Dame de Paris on Paris with Scott.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in April 2019 and has been updated.