The Notre Dame fire brings $1.9M windfall to Baptist churches burned in suspected hate crimes
Cameras and cell phones chronicled Notre Dame’s inferno for the world, but they weren’t there when suspicious blazes recently tore into 3 historically black churches in rural Louisiana.
Now, people on social media have managed to spread the attention and the wealth, of Notre Dame’s fast growing rebuilding funds to the 3 St. Landry Parish churches: Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, St. Mary Baptist Church and Greater Union Baptist Church.
It seems to be working. By Thurs am, the Louisiana churches’ GoFundMe campaign had brought in $1.95 million, exceeding its original $1.8 million goal. On Tues afternoon, just before the Notre Dame fire broke out, it was around $300K.
After the Notre Dame fire, it appears our contributions also increased,” says F. Jack, pres of the Seventh District Baptist Assoc. “I guess in conjunction, they decided not to leave us out. It feels awesome.” The churches were charred between late March and early April, and a 21 white man, the son of a sheriff’s deputy, has been charged with arson and hate crime offenses. Suspect Holden Matthews has pleaded not guilty to all of the charges. “What God has done is open up the hearts of people. That is what you call a prayer being answered.” #peoplecomingtogether#historicallyblackchurches#louisiana#hatecrime#gofundmedonations#rebuild#godisamazing#notredame#racism
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The night was short for many of us in Paris. ⛪️
A symbol of our city is gone in the sky. But we will rebuild this beautiful Notre-Dame cathedral.
Congratulations to all the firefighters of Paris who have largely protected the cathedral.
⛪️ Notre Dame Cathedral: It is absolutely heartbreaking to see the devastation that this fire has caused. I took this picture from my trip to Paris in 2011 and always wanted to go back to visit this historic structure. The beauty was just astonishing. We all know that the Parisian will rebuild but it will never be the same
📖 Background: Notre-Dame de Paris; meaning "Our Lady of Paris," often referred to simply as Notre-Dame, is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la Cité in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, France. The cathedral is considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. Its innovative use of the rib vault and flying buttress, its enormous and colourful rose windows, and the naturalism and abundance of its sculptural decoration set it apart from the earlier Romanesque style.
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J'ai visité Notre Dame il y a vingt ans et j'étais émerveillé. Vous êtes un trésor mondial, un sanctuaire de paix, d'amour et de lumière. J'ai le cœur brisé mais je sais que vous l'emporterez. Bonne chance.