Disney to donate $5 million towards Notre Dame Cathedral reconstruction

PARIS (WSVN) — Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger has announced that the company will be donating $5 million to help in the reconstruction of the Notre Dame Cathedral.

Iger made the announcement through Twitter, Wednesday morning.

The cathedral was left devastated by a fire Monday evening. The fire destroyed the building’s spire and its roof but spared most of the structure, including the church’s twin medieval bell towers.

Disney joins others in donating funds to assist with the reconstruction of the building, including a number of French billionaires who have pledged a combined $340 million to help with the reconstruction.

French President Emmanuel Macron pledged Tuesday to rebuild Paris’ cathedral “even more beautifully” and said he wanted to see the renovation of the landmark completed within five years.

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