A Dickens Of A Summer
Charles Dickens once wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”
Here at ALAN we can definitely relate, except we see things the other way around.
This weekend was full of bad news. Another devastating earthquake in Haiti. The fall of the government in Afghanistan. Tropical storms in the Caribbean and Gulf. Fires in California. COVID cases overwhelming healthcare systems.
But in spite of all of these sad things, I’m still filled with a lot of hope – because I know that many non-profit organizations are already stepping up to provide nourishment, hydration, and medical care for those who have been affected. Just as important, I know that ALAN is actively working hand-in-hand with these organizations to help them get the logistics support they need. Which brings me to the reason for this particular blog.
Right now we’re looking for partners who are willing to donate logistics services, equipment, and expertise for several open cases – including the five you’ll find below. Please consider helping us fill one or more of them if you can. And please pass this list along to anyone else you think might be able to help.
Case 8999 – 56’ shipping container – Newbergh, NY 12550
Case 9000 – Forklift – Newbergh, NY 12550
Case 9001 – Warehouse storage and handling in Miami, FL to support Haiti earthquake relief and ongoing Caribbean response efforts
Case 9002 – Transport PPE from Salt Lake City, UT 84104 to IAD – Dulles, VA 20166
Case 9003 – 20’ – 56’ shipping container in Northern California for Dixie fire
On a related note, please consider contacting us with specifics about how you and your organization might be willing to provide help in the near future – even if you don’t see a posted case that fits.
Many disaster response teams are still in the early stages of clearing roads and assessing needs, which means that requests for our help are still emerging. Any offer of support now allows us to more rapidly connect the dots and deliver food, medical supplies, and more.
On behalf of all of us at ALAN, thank you for all you are doing to help us “save lives through logistics.” Now and always, you truly are the best.
American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN)
ALAN has been improving logistics response in disasters for 16 years, and the need is greater now than ever before. Please donate today to help us continue our work for many more years to come.