ALAN continues supporting critical storm relief needs

ALAN engages businesses to respond to on-the-ground requests for food, transportation, and logistics expertise.

By ·

The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) is supporting Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) and emergency management agencies across the Mid-Atlantic and northeastern U.S. in their response to Superstorm Sandy. ALAN is engaging private industry and supply-chain companies to help fulfill needs of these disaster relief organizations during this time of great need.

Currently, relief agencies are posting urgent needs on the ALAN portal: These include requests for food, transportation, water, and warehouse space. Businesses seeking to provide help can log onto the portal, view posted requests, and make offers of support.

To help the relief/recovery effort, this week ALAN was able to secure:

? A van and driver provided by CEVA Logistics to transport consumable medical supplies in New York City for the New York Hospital Association
? Transportation provided by UPS for cleanup kits from Louisiana and Utah to the Bronx, NY for the United Methodist Committee on Relief
? Situational awareness to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Business Emergency Operations Center on fuel, transportation impacts, and needs in the most severely affected areas
? Sources for high-capacity pumps to counteract severe flooding in New York and New Jersey
? Options for a major food donation to support the VOAD community
? A $10,000 grant from Food Shippers of America to send logistics volunteers to work with relief groups in New York and New Jersey

ALAN president Jock Menzies notes, “It is gratifying to see the ‘whole community’ relationships between the business, nonprofit, and government emergency response communities paying dividends for those in such dire circumstances.”

ALAN continues to post daily reports, including information on how individuals and businesses can obtain support, and the state of roadways and electrical service state-to-state. Please log onto for the latest reports.

Subscribe to Modern Materials Handling Magazine!

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Find out what the world’s most innovative companies are doing to improve productivity in their plants and distribution centers.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Latest Whitepaper
Hydrogen, the Future of Materials Handling
Large, successful organizations are integrating hydrogen fuel cell technology into their lift truck fleets and benefiting from lower operational costs, reduced emissions and improved reliability.
Download Today!
From the October 2016 Issue
Brownells’ new Iowa distribution center has taken touches—and miles—out of the order fulfillment process and increased throughput with near 100% accuracy.
System Report: Brownells new DC is flexible and responsive
Pallet Usage Report: Pallets Remain Critical in the Modern-Day Warehouse
View More From this Issue
Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter
Sign up today to receive our FREE, weekly email newsletter!
Latest Webcast
Pallets: Supporting Product, Processes and the Enterprise
The smallest leak in performance or cost can bring a lean, nimble and speedy supply chain to a halt. During this 30-minute webcast we'll examine how Modern's readers use pallets to keep the wheels turning as they maneuver a road filled with sharp edges and potholes.
Register Today!
Brownells: Designing for Efficiency and Growth
Brownells’ new Iowa distribution center has taken touches—and miles—out of the order...
Industry celebrates National Manufacturing Day
Fourth annual Manufacturing Day is a grassroots effort by U.S. manufacturers to improve the public...

American Eagle Outfitters’ omni-channel journey
The fashion retailer has used warehouse execution software and automation to create a true...
The data-driven lift truck
Now that manufacturers and distributors are using the data from their automated systems to drive...