Tuesday, October 30, 2012

ALAN (American Logistics Aid Network) Helping to Address Critical Hurricane Relief Needs

Minneapolis, Oct. 30, 2012 – In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) is working with its relief agency partners to identify crucial needs and share them with concerned members of the supply chain community.

“We are in communication with state, regional, and national Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOADs) as well as emergency management agencies,” said Jock Menzies, president of ALAN, a non-profit organization that engages the supply chain community in support of humanitarian relief efforts. “We are standing by to provide assistance for transportation services, staging areas, storage, expert advice, and other vital resources.”

To make in-kind donations of needed supply chain and logistics goods and services, visit
www.alanaid.org/relief-needs.php. To streamline relief efforts, ALAN is aggregating needs posted to the National Donations Management Network (NDMN) from the affected states, so potential donors do not have to review each state portal individually.

In conjunction with Rutgers University, ALAN is collecting information on supply chain disruptions resulting from this event to help identify potential resource shortfalls and determine where support from emergency and non-profit organizations may be needed most. Business disruptions resulting from this event may be reported at:
http://kwiksurveys.com/app/rendersurvey.asp?sid=lkrq9o77q3t4yog39266&refer.   All information will be treated confidentially.

Read the official report here

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About American Logistics Aid Network

American Logistics Aid Network supports disaster recovery by engaging industry to address the unmet needs of relief organizations, communities, and people. ALAN makes supply chain related donation needs visible to the logistics industry and establishes an efficient process for providing the necessary goods and services through its web portal, www.ALANaid.org.

 Kathy Fulton, Director of Operations, American Logistics Aid Network
  863/559-6188, Kathy@ALANaid.org

Jock Menzies, President, American Logistics Aid Network
410/246-0501, jmenzies@termcorp.com

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