After Notre Dame, Crowdfunders Remember Burned LA Churches

With nearly $1 Billion crowdfunded to rebuild the fire gutted Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, three black churches in Louisiana are still praying for some love.

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The 24 hour news cycle moves fast and prior hurts are soon forgotten.

After a Tweet by Megan Romer and a challenge Tweet by Ali Yasher imploring their followers to help out the churches in Landry Parish, charity crowdfunding site GoFundMe noted an upsurge of support.

Donations increased from $300,000 to about $1.5 million overnight. The money will be divided equally among the congregations to help them rebuild. W

hile some in the Twittersphere continued to engage in racial politics, others made their support known.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/religion/after-notre-dame-support-for-torched-black-churches-swells/2019/04/17/c96270be-6167-11e9-bf24-db4b9fb62aa2_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.9b6f476103cb

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About JeffKoeppel

I am a corporate/securities attorney in the Washington, DC area. Prior to joining the firm, I was a Senior Attorney Advisor in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I am a member of the Bars of the States of Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia. You can also follow this blog on LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeffrey-a-koeppel/0/63/5a9
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