The ALAN Story
To understand who the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) is, think back to August of 2005, when Hurricane Katrina was pummeling the Gulf Coast.
Although contributions of food, water, medicine and other key necessities poured in from across the country, finding ways to get them into survivors’ hands was a transportation challenge unlike anything most disaster relief professionals had ever faced. And it didn’t always happen smoothly or easily. In fact, it was a logistics nightmare.
However, out of that nightmare, something wonderful emerged: As the supply chain community watched events unfold, it collectively said, “You know what? We GOT this.” Thus ALAN was born.
Many years and numerous crises later, we are honored to have had a hand in providing disaster relief to countless communities.