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Happy Trucker Driver Appreciation Week (X 52)

Years ago, I recall reading a Peanuts cartoon when Lucy asked her grandmother why there was a Mother’s Day and a Father’s Day but not a Children’s Day. “Every day is Children’s Day,” came the quick reply. Lucy didn’t get the explanation at the time – and neither did I, because I was a kid, […]

What Can We Do? Four Practical Suggestions For How We Can All HELP After A Disaster

Yesterday morning, Hurricane Idalia made landfall as a strong Category 3 hurricane near Keaton Beach in Florida’s Big Bend, leaving considerable damage and devastation in its wake. That’s the bad news. But here’s the good news: Even since before this storm intensified, ALAN has been hearing from numerous people like you who are ready to […]

Hurricane Idalia: Situation Report

ALAN is fully mobilized to respond to Hurricane Idalia and we are interfacing with our non-profit, industry and government partners to bring trusted resources and information below. Once the storm has passed and the damages have been assessed, we anticipate our non-profit partners will be reaching out to request logistics support. As they do, we’ll […]

Getting Ready For Hurricane Idalia: ALAN’s Five Key Takeaways For Your Company

As Hurricane Idalia approaches landfall, ALAN is busy preparing, and we are encouraging all of our partners to do the same. With that in mind, we’d like to share five pre-storm takeaways that we feel it’s especially essential for you and your organizations to be aware of. We hope you’ll find them helpful. Because this […]

An Update On ALAN’s Hawai’i Response

Dear ALAN Friends: By now you’ve undoubtedly seen the many news reports about the devastating fires that hit the island of Maui. We mourn for those who’ve lost family members, friends and homes, not to mention most of their hometown. And we have already begun actively supporting relief efforts. After a disasters hit, it’s not […]

Happy Brag Day

It’s almost Flag Day. But until then, all of us at ALAN are busy celebrating another important holiday that we like to call Brag Day. (And in case you’re wondering, yes, we did invent it. How could you tell?) It’s a day when we remember some of the amazing in-kind donors who have selflessly helped […]

Are You Ready For Hurricane Season? Part 4

We love that you want to help following a disaster. We all want to help in our own ways. But please don’t overthink this… You do not have to be MacGyver and make things up along the way. We’ve all heard stories about food, bottled water and other donations (PPE / hand sanitizer) not making […]

No Chicken Exit Required

A few weeks ago my daughter scored us tickets to a special preview of the new TRON roller coaster at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. I’m not a huge fan of roller coasters, so I didn’t quite share her excitement. But I promised to be brave and ride alongside her. As we walked through the queue, […]