The Bitcoin community has been contributing to a crowdfunding campaign to restore the famous Notre-Dame de Paris, which suffered a catastrophic fire on April 15, 2019.
During an ongoing renovation effort, the nearly 900-year-old cathedral experienced a colossal blaze due to what is currently believed to be a construction accident. The fire caused significant damage to the church, causing, amongst other damage, the building’s spire to collapse and the roof to burn away. However, the stone foundations are solid, most of the art was already moved off site for the aforementioned renovation work and some of the most famous stained glass windows have survived.
Before the fire, money was already spread thin over the potential reconstruction efforts, with the French government offering less than a third of the funds required for renovation.