2 Nat'l Cathedral supporters to match donations

December 8, 2011 - 7:30 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington National Cathedral says two longtime supporters have each offered to match donations made to the earthquake-damaged edifice.

According to The Washington Post, cathedral officials say the supporters will match all new gifts or pledges to the cathedral up to $500,000 through the end of the year. That means there is a potential for $2 million in donations.

The cathedral was damaged by a 5.8-magnitude earthquake in August that caused stonework to fall off its towers and cracks to form in parts of the building.

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Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com