An outpouring of support from the National Cathedral Association (NCA) across the country has come in to begin fundraising efforts on behalf of the Cathedral. A leading example is underway in California where Susan Stone Hayes, a long-time Cathedral supporter and NCA regional volunteer leader, has launched “an effort to encourage Californians to actively participate in helping fund the massive repairs that will be required for the Cathedral.” Hayes has committed to matching up to $50,000 of gifts made originating in California toward the Cathedral’s restoration.

Hayes said that she was most inspired by supporters who have been acting as “angels” for more than a century to realize the idea of a National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. “Now, however,” she continued, “the Cathedral, while still structurally sound and ready to again take up its mission and ministry, will require a huge amount of time and money to address the damage resulting from the earthquake.”