On October 5, 2011, the Washington National Cathedral board of directors began what it admittedly calls "an aggressive fund-raising" campaign to create a fund to address all of their financial needs. They seem to be operating under the philosophy of Rahm Emanuel's "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste" rather than the gospel.
Without the release of any supporting engineering documents, they say they need to raise millions of dollars and state that the problems caused by the August 23, 2011, 5.8 magnitude earthquake will cost $25 million.
Previously they acknowledged that the Central Tower needed structural support but yesterday they stated that both the Central and the West towers need support. Yet the money they request not only addresses the damaged building.