Social media Celebrity reactions to Notre Dame Cathedral Burning in Paris & updates on donations & rebuilding ...

Rebuilding plans are in the works!

April 16, 2019

July 2017- Notre Dame Cathedral Paris, France / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


Catch updates  on our sister station Talk1370 
Thoughts & Hugs to all in Paris & around the World who have a Broken Heart created by the Fire and the destruction it's leaving.  (HR)


Update Tuesday 10:13am: 

  • "Firefighters declared success Tuesday in a more than 12-hour battle to extinguish an inferno engulfing Paris' iconic Notre Dame cathedral that claimed its spire and roof, but spared its bell towers and the purported Crown of Christ. ... world famous 18th century organ that boasts 8,000 pipes also appeared to have survived, along with other treasures 
  • "Paris Deputy Mayor Emmanuel Gregoire described authorities' "enormous relief" at the salvaging of pieces such as the purported Crown of Christ, which were transported to a "secret location" after the fire. Statues removed just days ago for restoration work were also spared." More updateswith our sister station Talk 1370am

Donations given (so far) for the reconstruction of Notre Dame Cathedral:

  •  L’Oreal ($226 Million) , LVMH ($226 Million) and Kering ($113 Million) have pledged millions of euros. LVMH would also give France access to its creative, architectural and financial experts
  • Total / French energy company is giving 100 Million euros ($113 Million)
  • Air France &  Air France-KLM have pledged their support
  • Apple / CEO Tim Cook said they will donate to the rebuilding efforts

Scenes of Notre Dame Cathedral in flames

*Personal note:
It's been while since I heard from Joanne. She & her hubby at the time were the ones I was visiting for my Europe trip after college graduation. He was in the airforce and was called in, so she and I did lots of fun sightseeing together. One of our stops was Notre Dam Cathedral.  It's amazing how things like this have you touching base with those you haven't heard from in a long while. 

Quick FB chat: 
Joanne - Heather Rivera  "Do you remember when we saw it? It was so long ago..."
Heather Rivera- Joanne  "I sure do. I've been thinking about it & you. That trip is one of my favorite times of life. Being able to have those experiences w/ you was the best. You Rock!"

Update Monday 4/15 5pm: 

  • City official said the structure of the Notre Dame Cathedral has been saved. The fire caused the roof to collapse, destroyed a spire & spread to one of the building's 2 towers. Many watching were crying. Paris prosecutors have opened an investigation into the fire's cause. More here! 

Update Monday 4/15 3:43pm:
Celebrity reactions & updates on the destruction of the fire taking over Notre Dame Cathedral. I've got tears typing this ... (HR)  

  • "As a massive fire continued to burn the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in France on Monday, a Paris fire official said at about 9:30 p.m. local time that the next 90 minutes would be "crucial" to saving at least some of the building.A French Interior Ministry official meanwhile cautioned that firefighters might not be able to save the cathedral. ... At least one of the church's spires has fallen and the roof has collapsed. The spire destroyed by fire contained artifacts that included a relic believed to be from Jesus Christ's crown of thorns..." more here

Celebrities reactions:

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Luke Evans:

Idris Elba:

Josh Groban:

Nancy Sinatra:



My heart is broken seeing Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Fire (4/15/19). What a helpless feeling watching the flames engulfing such Historical Beauty. When I graduated college ( years ago) , I had the chance to visit my friend in Germany. We took some day trips during my time there. One trip was a day in Paris.  Although it was a whirlwind day of sightseeing, I made it a priority to take the Notre Dame Cathedral tour. Even then renovations where going on, so I was able to see certain parts of it.  I had always wanted to walk in Notre Dame Cathedral since I was a little girl. Seeing it in movies, photos and on the news.I will have to see if I can find photos. I lost most of my past photos during Hurricane Katrina . I will have to see if any of the photos are in the few photos albums I do have. I',m thankful I  have the memory of the experience I had walking into Notre Dame Cathedral . The Historical Beauty is Amazing. It's SO SAD seeing the videos & photos of it getting engulfed in fire.  

For now, how the fire started is not known, but the word is the renovations could have created sparks which ignited the fire. It's during Holy Week too!  The World is also feeling the Sadness of the Beauty that is Notre Dame Cathedral being melted & burnt in each part the flames it's engulfed in. 

*Thoughts & Hugs to all in Paris & around the World who have a Broken Heart created by the Fire and the destruction it's leaving.*   

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