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Thank you ! Les remerciements en anglais de la Fondation du Patrimoine aux donateurs étrangers pour Notre-Dame

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2019

 Qu'un établissement public du ministère de la culture de la République française, la Fondation du patrimoine, remercie en anglais les nombreux donateurs étrangers parmi lesquels on peut imaginer beaucoup de francophones et amateurs de la langue française, voilà qui laisse pantois et qui frise le scandale. Le document ci-joint nous a été envoyé par une lectrice italienne, professeur de français, qui nous a fait part de son désarroi et de son indignation...comme si l'administration française était dépourvue de traducteurs et les donateurs sans aucune notion de français !

 

 


 

Because it's Notre-Dame

 

On the evening of April 15, a sudden blaze broke out in Notre-Dame de Paris. That evening everyone was helplessly starring at the destruction of an 850-year-old heritage of humanity.

The emotion that spread almost as quick as the flames initiated a historical surge of generosity coming from more than 152 countries.

In a few weeks, you have been more than 233,000 individual donors willing to help Notre-Dame, bringing more than 24M€.

 

During those weeks we received with great emotion thousands of supporting messages, volunteering offers, children’s piggy banks and personal stories you shared with the most famous cathedral.

It is with an immense pleasure that we would like to thank you all for your generosity and your trust.

Thanks to you and this historical fundraising, Notre-Dame will continue to cross the centuries, as it did for the past 850 years.

 

We now have the responsibility to keep you informed of the steps ahead, and make sure your contributions will be used in the early stages of restoration.

As we are committed, no fee has been and will not be charged on your donations.

 

Again, we ought to thank you ! Thank you for your testimonies, thank you for your generosity, thank you for Notre-Dame.

 

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