In response to the recent and tragic wildfires around Portugal, the United States is supporting the Portuguese Red Cross and Caritas with a total of $50,000 from the U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance. These funds will support recovery efforts and assist victims.
I know that money alone will not replace all that was lost. I reiterate my deepest condolences to the victims, their families, and the affected communities. I continue to stand in solidarity with Portugal in the wake of this tragedy, and will continue to look for ways the United States can assist.