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Free Shipping available in US only. Proceeds benefit the Notre Dame Cathedral rebuild effort and the Seventh District Baptist Association, who has set up a fund to help all three Louisiana churches destroyed by arson.
The Wendell August Forge family decided to craft this ornament because we know the power and destructiveness of fire. However, we also know the resilience and love that follows.
On the morning of March 6, 2010, Wendell August Forge’s home, registered on the National List of Historic Place, burned to the ground. Our craftsman, employees and community watched, prayed, and then… acted.
Wendell August Forge was worth saving.
On April 15, 2019, the Wendell August Forge family watched as the Notre Dame Cathedral burned. Just like our own forge, we knew the Cathedral was worth saving, and we knew we wanted to be a small part of that endeavor. Then, as news came of other churches in Louisiana- Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, St. Mary Baptist Church and the Greater Union Baptist Church- being destroyed by arson, we realized there was a higher calling.
The Notre-Dame de Paris Ornament was engraved using ancient techniques. We take great pride in keeping our art form alive, and we are honored to support the artisans still using the ancient techniques that first built the magnificent Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral.
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