France’s Sanofi contributes €10M to the restoration of Notre Dame

Olivier Brandicourt

Paris-based Sanofi is chipping in to the swelling fund to restore Notre Dame after a fire gutted much of the landmark structure.

In back-to-back Tweets the company and its French CEO expressed their sadness for the catastrophe and pledged 10 million euros to the reconstruction of the 800-year-old structure. And CEO Olivier Brandicourt used their social media channel to express his own thumbs up for the move.

Social media channels like Twitter, though, can be a rough place to announce anything, as Reuters notes that the rush of contributions from French companies and billionaires triggered a quick, bitter reaction by some who questioned why they would all rush in for Notre Dame, while other causes and projects languish. Sanofi was not exempt from the criticism.

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