ALAN’s success can be attributed to the collective group of organizations and individuals who proudly support our efforts with passion, care and energy. Interested in becoming an ALAN Champion? See how to help.
Global Cold Chain Alliance Shares ALAN Reports
As Superstorm Sandy wrought devastation on the east coast, the Global Cold Chain Alliance created a web page to share ALAN’s advisory reports and partner support requests. GCCA helped spread critical information that resulted in offers of material handling equipment and forklift operators.
Eyefortransport’s Charity Auction Benefits ALAN
During the June 2012 3PL Summit eyefortransport held a charity silent auction benefiting ALAN and Chicago Children’s Charities, raising over $8000 for these organizations. We’re very grateful that the organizers coordinated this event to encourage the logistics industry to come together to give back. Click here for more information on this year’s summit.
The many faces of ALAN:
- Third Party Logistics provider Kane is Able loaned a refrigerated trailer to the American Red Cross during Superstorm Sandy. This trailer was used to support remote feeding operations for citizens displaced by the storm.
- Julia Moline, graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was an ALAN sponsored volunteer at the New York City Office of Emergency Management during Superstorm Sandy. Read Julia’s blog posts on some of the lessons she learned as part of her work.
Brenda McNaughton, driver for Cold Chain Transportation and recipient of local relief support, leaped at the opportunity to give back to Alabama tornado victims. Read the case study.
Brenda McNaughton didn’t know that her life would change on April 27, 2011. Or that she would begin to overcome her tragedy by helping others. Brenda lost her home and possessions to the terrible storm system that hit Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia that spring.
Fortunately, Brenda and her family received emergency assistance within hours of the tornado hitting, and they began to rebuild their lives. About a week after the storm hit, Brenda’s boss, Mike Steely, told her that Cold Chain Transportation was going to help Convoy of Hope – an event arranged by ALAN to deliver disaster supplies to a nearby community.
Having received so much help herself, Brenda was eager to lend a hand. “I really wanted to make the delivery. I was tearing up when Mike asked me,” Brenda said. “I was so grateful to everyone who helped me. It was my turn to give.”
You can help victims of disaster, too. By supporting ALAN, you will help bring people’s lives back to normal quickly when the next disaster strikes.
ALAN also values the contributions of a number of individual Champions. Thank you to:
- Paul Delp, president of Lansdale Warehouse Company, and Arash Azadegan and Dale Rogers of Rutgers University who represented ALAN on VOAD and emergency management coordination calls during Superstorm Sandy.
- Antonio “Tony” Rivera of BM Holdings Group for his help on the kitting project at ProMat
- Ms. Hikaru Kajita, a CSCMP member in Japan, for her daily updates on transportation and logistics following the earthquake and tsunami
- Bob Moran of Creo Capital for donating his consulting income to ALAN
- Ramesh Kolluru and NIMSAT for working with ALAN on taxonomy
||A special thanks to CSCMP for handling ALAN’s accounting and banking, and to APICS, CSCMP, EFT, IARW, IDCE, IWLA, MHEDA, MHI, NASSTRAC, and WERC for sponsoring ALAN booths at their association events.