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National Cathedral Gets Help With Earthquake Restoration

Several historic Washington sites are about to look a little nicer, thanks to American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The National Cathedral, which received more than 1 million votes in an online poll, will receive $100,000 for restoring vaults that were damaged during the 2011 earthquake. Mount Vernon, which came in second in the voting, will also receive $100,000 to restore a dining room.

Other D.C. area sites, including Meridian Hill Park and Sixth & I Synagogue, will also receive grants.

Photo by Brian Thompson

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  • james

    It seems with a church and the revenue of a church of this size, there would not be a need for assistance concerning restoration. People who believe in such! Christians are asinine. What about the homeless on the ground in the WDC area? How about donate 100,000 to the N Street Village/Shelter, There is a great deal of crumbling (lives) there. Human.

  • Typical DC BS

    @james: One thing to remember about the National Cathedral is they are paying over $10,000,000 (which they are fundraising for) currently to repair the damage from the earthquake two years ago.

    And as far as bad-mouthing Christians, keep in mind even Jesus said the poor will always be with us, no matter how many resources we expend.

  • james


  • Typical DC BS

    James - grow up. Giving more money away to poor people will not solve the issue of poverty.