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Banco Alimentar de Portugal

NHR Compassion Portugal

NHR Compassion Portugal is an initiative focused on responding to the COVID-19 crisis and specifically assisting those in most need of help during the crisis. By partnering with established charities with a pre-existing and COVID-19 compliant structure to provide the help, this compassion project aims to deliver results as quickly and efficiently as possible in these very challenging times.

Non-Habitual Residents have benefitted significantly from the Portuguese NHR program and they have already contributed substantially to the Portuguese economy through payment of indirect taxation, supporting the local economy and service industries, setting up business and business associations. This project shows their desire and willingness to support some of those in Portuguese society in most need of help at this unique and critical moment.

The founders of NHR Compassion moved both by the social disaster occurring in Portugal as a consequence of COVID19, and by the work that Banco Alimentar has been developing in that front, have decided to channel the proceeds of their efforts to this Institution.

Visit to Banco Alimentar
NHR Compassion Portugal Founding Co-Chairman Michael Naylor during a visit to Banco Alimentar on April 27th.

Support the Cause

If you would like to donate to NHR Compassion Portugal, you can send your donation directly to the dedicated bank account which Banco Alimentar has set up for the Association, or use the online payment facility on the website:

Portugal has a population of roughly 10 million. In terms of food needs, during the last weeks, 12.000 additional families (roughly 40.000 people) have requested help of Banco Alimentar, on top of 400.000 people already benefiting from its current support. The Banco Alimentar campaign which should have taken place in May throughout the national chain of supermarkets has been cancelled, therefore leaving a void in the stocks of 21 Banco Alimentar units throughout continental Portugal, Madeira and Açores. One million Portuguese citizens survive with €250 a month or less per month, two million have a monthly income of €450 or less. Covid19 brought a different and tragic dimension to those in need, and a wave of middle and low middle-class people who had never before experienced poverty and hunger.

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PALCUS Mission

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 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 under the IRS tax code and  incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia.  Donations are tax deductible to extent allowed by law and will be acknowledged.

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