What March Madness Looks Like To ALAN

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]At our house, the topic of the week is the NCAA Basketball Tournament, and the chances that the University of Florida will make it to the Final Four. (I predict slim, unfortunately.) But at work, I’ve been thinking more about the tournament’s more famous moniker: March Madness. It’s an apt description for what this crazy […]

ALAN’s Helpful Post-Tornado Relief Do’s And Don’ts

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As you are well aware, several devastating tornados touched down in the Southeast this past Sunday. Since then, ALAN has heard from many people who are anxious to know, “What can we do?” (And thank you for all of those questions!) We hope to have specific answers soon, because we are working closely with the […]

Happy ALANtine’s Day!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Since last year’s sale of Necco has left us without traditional conversation hearts this year, we’ve devised our own way to show how much we appreciate you, our loyal supporters.   Welcome to ALANtine’s Day! While we might not have the chalky- flavored candies to share, we’re taking a clue from their messaging strategy to […]

A Day On, Not A Day Off: Calling All Volunteers

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” — Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Montgomery, AL 1957. If you’ve ever viewed my Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn, you already know that I’m a fan of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., because I frequently use his quotes.

Kicking Off 2019

The college football championship game is just around the corner – and many of us are eagerly counting the days. The funny thing about football is, even though there are always numerous players on the field, some only get air time if something really bad like a penalty or missed block has occurred.   I’m talking […]

More Blessed To Give Than To Receive

When I was a kid my parents told me it was “more blessed to give than to receive.” It was Christmas, and I was nine. I bought my brother the perfect gift (a dinosaur that turned into a robot), only to discover he’d gotten me soap. At the time, I wasn’t a big fan of […]

Season Of Lights And Miracles

Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the word “light” – and it’s not difficult to see why. Right now, those of the Jewish faith are celebrating Hanukkah (also known as the Festival of Lights), which commemorates a miracle that occurred more than 2,000 years ago: Although there was just enough oil to […]


GivingTuesday is Tuesday, November 27th, and this year ALAN has partnered with Humanity Road and Healthcare Ready to promote the work all of our organizations do to support the disaster response community with information and resources. In that spirit of collaboration, please enjoy this guest blog from Humanity Road! Kathy Fulton Executive Director American Logistics […]

An Attitude Of Gratitude

My family is planning a big Thanksgiving this year. My husband will do all the cooking, while I’ll bake the pies and do the dishes. (It’s not really a fair trade – he’s a great cook, but a messy one.) I have family of all ages coming from across the U.S., and our house will […]