Portugal is facing a major tragedy – wildfires that have already claimed the lives of 61 people fire. There are many ways to provide support to our fellow Portuguese, especially the courageous firefighters who are still braving the dangers in the field to try and get the fire under control.
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How can we help?
1) Make a donation to one of the accounts set up to receive donations:
Conta Solidária Caixa 0001 100000 330
IBAN PT50 0035 0001 00100000330 42
Red Cross Emergency Fund
IBAN: PT50 0010 0000 36319110001 74
Volunteer Firefighters Association/ASSOCIAÇÃO PORTUGUESA DOS BOMBEIROS VOLUNTÁRIOS
Cartão de Identificação de Pessoa Colectiva Nº: 507552520
IBAN Milennium BCP: PT50-0033-0000-45479781423-05
PayPal Link: http://apbv.pt/site/wordpress/solideriedade
2) Share this information with family, friends and colleagues.
Other ways to help, including providing food and drink to different fire including providing food and drink to different stations and organizations who will distribute the much needed supplies:
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
We sincerely thank you for your help, and please keep our fellow Portuguese in your prayers!
In order to create a singular voice to advocate for the Portuguese-American and Luso-American communities at large, the Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States Inc. (PALCUS) was founded in 1991 as a 501(c)3 non-partisan, non-profit, organization headquartered in Washington D.C.
The PALCUS mission is to address domestic and international concerns of the Portuguese-American Community.
The Council conducts an expanding program of educational and public affairs activities on issues of interest to the Portuguese-American community and of salience to the Luso-American Relationship.
PALCUS is committed to serving the community through increasingly active government relations efforts, the promotion of a greater awareness of ethnic accomplishments and encouraging stronger ties between Portugal and the United States. In this role PALCUS advances the community professionally, politically and culturally while working to ensure that issues directly affecting our community are addressed through our network of government and community leaders.
PALCUS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia. Donations are tax deductible to extent allowed by law. Visit the PALCUS website by clicking here.