ALAN offers logistics relief to Southeast storm victims

The American Logistics Aid Network’s volunteers prepare to assist Alabama and Georgia communities struck by tornadoes as well as flood-ridden areas of Tennessee.

ALAN offers logistics relief to Southeast storm victims

The American Logistics Aid Network’s volunteers prepare to assist Alabama and Georgia communities struck by tornadoes as well as flood-ridden areas of Tennessee.

ALAN offers logistics relief to Southeast storm victims

The American Logistics Aid Network’s volunteers prepare to assist Alabama and Georgia communities struck by tornadoes as well as flood-ridden areas of Tennessee.

 

   The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) has mobilized its volunteer members within the supply chain and transportation industry to assist communities in Georgia and Alabama that were recently ravaged by deadly tornadoes and parts of Tennessee that were flooded.
    “As always, ALAN stands ready to help with donated transportation, warehouse space, services and equipment, and we are mobilizing accordingly,” said Kathy Fulton, ALAN’s executive director, in a statement.
    She said ALAN’s storm-related micro-site has been updated as requests for post-tornado and flood logistics assistance is requested. These requests are matched with carriers, warehouse operators and third-party logistics services that have pre-offered their assistance through volunteer or in-kind donations.
      “The need for our assistance hasn’t been extensive yet,” Fulton said. “However, the operative word is ‘yet,’ which is why we hope members of the logistics community will access our micro-site often in the days or weeks ahead — or consider making a pre-offer of any space, services and equipment they might willing to donate or lend to relief efforts.”

   Fulton also warned ALAN members against sending unsolicited products, trucks or personnel to the damage sites.
    Since its founding in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina, the philanthropic organization has provided voluntary logistics assistance through its industry members to numerous disaster relief groups over the years, including the 2018 California wildfires.

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