When the magnitude 5.8 earthquake shook the east coast in August 2011, it destroyed a century of handcrafted stone work at Washington National Cathedral in mere moments.
However, while stone crumbled, the determination of Cathedral friends across the nation did not.
When you give to restore the Cathedral, you know you’re doing so much more than repairing a building. The incredible craftsmanship in stone, glass, wood, and ironwork is as much a part of the ministry of this place as the services and programs that take place within.
The Cathedral was handed down to us by the generations who came before us, and we’re privileged to enjoy it today. Although it will take time, we owe it to future generations to pass it along fully restored to its pre-earthquake grandeur. Please make your gift today!
We’ll thank each generous donor who gives $500 or more towards the repair efforts with a copy of our new full-color restoration coffee table book, The Day the Earth Shook (while supplies last).