ALAN Introduces Hurricane ABCs
Right now, students across the country are studying for final exams.
ALAN can totally relate, because we’re also busy preparing for a test.
It’s called hurricane season. And this year, we’ve decided to help you cram for it by sharing the following short primer.
It contains many of the key messages that we like to pass along each time a named storm threatens, except this time it’s a little shorter and a lot more Seussical.
We hope you enjoy it. More important, we hope that that it will inspire you to start “studying” for this annual challenge now instead of waiting until the last minute – and help pave the way to a safer, saner and more secure hurricane season us all.
A is for the advisories we hope you will heed
B is for the boxes we frequently need
C is for collection drives (please don’t take part)
D is for dollars, because cash gifts are smart
E is for evacuating as soon as you’re told
F is for forklifts (they’re efficiency gold)
G is for generators and the power they bring
H is for the heroes who haul everything
I is for the supply chain intelligence we’re frequently asked for
J is for the jacks that help non-profits lift more
K is for kitting of food and hydration
L is for lending us free transportation
M is for our Microsite, where we’ll post all the latest
N is for our network (you’re really the greatest)
O is for the offers we hope you will make
P is for the precautions we urge you to take
Q is for the quicker response you enable
R is for the relief you help bring to the table
S is for space to store cleaning supplies
T is for transportation and logistics advice
U is for understanding when we’re a little annoying
V is for volunteering (but not self-deploying)
W is for warehouses and the good that they do
X is for our extra-great donors (like you?)
Y is for yes to our many requests
Z is for Zounds, our job is the best.