National Cathedral donations could reach $2 million

The new pledge could mean up to $2 million for the damaged National Cathedral.

WASHINGTON (AP/ABC7) — 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.

In mid-November, the cathedral held its first services since the Aug. 23 earthquake.