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Notre Dame tragedy inspires fundraising for burnt Louisiana churches

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By Kelly Valencia
Greater Union Baptish Church
Greater Union Baptish Church

Three churches destroyed by fires in the United States have seen a spike in donations following the flooding of funds to Notre-Dame Cathedral.

Fundraising has topped €1.8 million to help save the churches in Louisiana after a widespread social media campaign which gained traction after millions of euros were donated to the restoration of fire-ravaged Notre-Dame.

On Tuesday afternoon, the three churches had raised just €160,000 but 24 hours later, donations to the Go Fund Me page had reached €1 million.

After the devastation to Notre-Dame, activists and politicians in the United States called for attention to be thrown to the three churches, with figures such as former first lady Hillary Clinton weighing in.

A man has been arrested and is being charged in connection with the destruction to the three Louisiana churches.