A worker stands on scaffolding during preliminary work inside the Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral in Paris on May 15. The billionaire French donors that publicly promised flashy donations totalling hundreds of millions to restore Notre Dame, have not yet paid a penny toward the restoration of the French national monument, according to church and business officials. Instead, it’s mainly American citizens that have footed the bills and paid salaries for the up to 150 workers employed by the cathedral since the April 15 fire. (Philippe Lopez/Pool via AP, File)

A worker stands on scaffolding during preliminary work inside the Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral in Paris on May 15. The billionaire French donors that publicly promised flashy donations totalling hundreds of millions to restore Notre Dame, have not yet paid a penny toward the restoration of the French national monument, according to church and business officials. Instead, it’s mainly American citizens that have footed the bills and paid salaries for the up to 150 workers employed by the cathedral since the April 15 fire. (Philippe Lopez/Pool via AP, File)

Small donors, not French tycoons, help pay Notre Dame works

It’s mainly American and French individuals who are paying the bills and salaries for up to 150 workers.

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