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2 Nat'l Cathedral Supporters To Match Donations

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Emma Cardini, a member of the Difficult Access Team from Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, inspects a gargoyle while rapelling down one of the north tower on the west front of the National Cathedral while looking for damage from August's magnitude 5.8 earthquake and high winds from Hurricane Irene October 17, 2011 in Washington, DC. DAT members used cameras, cell phones and iPad computers to record places on the cathedral's west front where damage was apparent. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

WASHINGTON -- 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.