On April 15th Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris caught on fire and parts of it burnt down. While the cathedral was on fire people were lining up in the streets singing hymns.
“The flames may have started at the bottom of the cathedral's giant spire and may have been caused by an electrical problem in an elevator near repairs,” according to CBS News.
The day the church burnt, millions of dollars were donated to the church for repairs of the 850-year-old worship house. All of the donations to the date of April 24 have reached all the way up to 1 billion dollars. There have been a lot of people that have donated money to the Notre Dame including famous people and locals from the area.
It is good to think about the church and the history behind it and how people want to recover it, but there are a lot more bigger problems in the world that the money could have helped out.
For example, world hunger. People are out they're starving and they rarely ever get money donated to them. Half of the money that was donated to the church could have been donated to help people eat.
“Last year’s report identified 108 million people in Crisis food security or worse across 48 countries,” according to The World Free Programme.
The money that was donated to the cathedral really could help these people out that are starving and don't have anyway to get food. This year only 900 millions dollars has been raised to try and help the 821 million people that are starving according to The Hunger Project, an international organization devoted to education and empowering people to grow sustainable foods.