Following the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, donations have been pouring in. While the fire was only a few short days ago, the Notre Dame Cathedral has seen $1 billion fundraised to rebuild the historic monument. However, not everyone is happy about this. People are now turning to social media to express their outrage and concern.\nOn April 15, 2019, the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris went up in flames. Regarded as a historical and religious landmark, this loss has devastated many around the world.\nShortly after the fire, Canadians were quick to pour in their condolences. The same day, the French President also announced that he would be launching an international fundraiser to rebuild the cathedral.\nIn order to attempt to rebuild a bit of the history that has been destroyed, the French Heritage Society (FHS) has begun accepting donations. “Protecting the architectural legacy of France is at the very heart of our mission, and we must provide whatever aid we can to this cherished monument in a time of dire need,” writes the FHS.\nView this post on Instagram Too sad..😢😢😢 A post shared by lisa and lena forever!❤ (@_lena._.or._.lisa_) on Apr 18, 2019 at 1:18am PDT\nThe Notre Dame Fire Restoration Fund was established by the FHS shortly after the fire. While their website does not disclose how much they have raised, Global reported that $1 billion has been donated to rebuilding the cathedral so far.\nThis is not the first time the FHS has raised money for an “emergency fund.” During Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and France’s centennial flooding in 2016, the FHS raised funds for providing critical support to the victims. Previous campaigns have raised upwards of $200,000.\nThe FHS is not the only outlet campaigning for the rebuilding of the cathedral. GoFundMe is currently showing nearly 200 fundraiser results for “Notre Dame Cathedral fire.” These campaigns are asking for donations anywhere from $10,000 to $10 million.\nThe French president, Emmanuel Macron, is also actively pushing the restoration of the cathedral. According to a public statement, Macron aims to rebuild the cathedral in just five years.\nEmmanuel Macron | Twitter.com\nWhile the world has undoubtedly rallied behind the rebuilding of the 12th-century landmark, others are not as thrilled. Many people have taken to social media to express their concern and outrage about the money raised and the rebuilding deadline.\nThe Notre Dame thing is horrid and all... But where was the £600 million of donations within the first 24hours for Grenfell??? I can't help feeling like we kinda have our priorities backwards. #NotreDame— Lucas Rush (@lucasrush) April 16, 2019\nDonations to rebuild Notre-Dame €50 million - Paris City Hall€100 million - Total SA€100 million - Pinault family & Kering€200 million - Arnault family & LVMH€200 million - Bettencourt family & L’Oreal——————€650 million (within a few hours)#0urWorld #NotreDame— Norbert Elekes (@NorbertElekes) April 16, 2019\nA large number of people were quick to point out that the money was raised in just a few days time. Because of this, people are wondering why this money could not be raised previously throughout the course of history when disasters have occurred. Some people have touched on the Flint water crisis, poverty, and world hunger as examples regarding where the funding may be better suited.\nThe 3 Black churches have now raised a little over 1.2 million dollars. Notre Dame has reached 1 billion in donations.The 3 Black churches need about 600k more to be rebuilt. We can do this.https://t.co/MFf8y2lRVG— George M Johnson (@IamGMJohnson) April 17, 2019\nLogging off for the evening because I’ve been called a bitch and a moron for suggesting Flint should have received infrastructure funding as quickly as Notre Dame renovation donations have come in.— Erin Biba (@erinbiba) April 17, 2019\nMany are wondering what problems we could solve in the world should we all rally together with this massive amount of money. It has also raised some to think about what could be done should the world’s richest companies and individuals rally behind a joint cause.\nThese massive Notre Dame donations are going to backfire on Macron. In a matter of 48 hours, the big question most people around the world are now asking is: what other pressing issues could the super-wealthy solve in a couple of days? This is perhaps the ultimate question.— Darren Loki McGarvey (@lokiscottishrap) April 17, 2019\nPersonally would rather see the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes – maybe then we wouldn't need to bother quite so much about whether they choose to grace #NotreDame instead of #Grenfell with their philanthropy https://t.co/SCjx7gbaZJ— Daffy Kelly (@DaibhiOCadhla) April 17, 2019\nVery admirable that companies are donating tens/hundreds of millions to rebuild #NotreDame yet whilst it’s necessary to do so for such an iconic architectural masterpiece, where are the donations of such epic scales to help fight hunger, poverty, homelessness...?— James Wright (@JWrightUrology) April 16, 2019\n7 companies have pledged €700million to restore Notre Dame and the donations continue to growCan you imagine what could be done to stop world hunger and other human rights issues if companies and people cared as much about human beings as they do an old building— cian (@herbz1996) April 16, 2019\nOn the morning of April 17, 2019, just days after the fire, cranes and delivery trucks with wood were seen rolling onto the site of the cathedral to begin the rebuilding process.