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ALAN Case 1398– Transport 100 pallets (3 truckloads) kitchen kits from Commerce, CA 90040 to French Camp, CA 95231



Thanks to our wonderful supporters these needs have been filled:

ALAN Case 1371– Full Truckload Transportation Omaha NE to Butte County CA

ALAN Case 1377– Transport Siltsoxx Filter Sox Rolls Sonoma County to Butte County

Transportation of 1 full truckload cleaning supplies.

We appreciate your help in filling these immediate needs: 

Case 1374 – Transportation Edison NJ to Raleigh NC

Non-profit seeking donated transportation for 40 – 50 fully assembled dressers in boxes. They are not palletized but can be if preferred. They can be stacked bottom to top. The box dimensions are 42.1 L x 23.2W x 42.9 H and they weigh 134.4 lbs per.

Case 1297 – Transportation – Richmond to Chicago

Non-profit seeking donation of transportation for warehouse racking. Deliver from Richmond VA to Chicago IL

Case 1366 – Transportation – Wichita, KS to Panama City, CA

Transportation of two (2) twenty foot mobile clinics. These are standard shipping containers .


Thanks to our wonderful supporters these needs have been filled:

ALAN Case 1268 – Warehouse Space for up to 100 pallets in Atlanta for up to 3 months

ALAN Case 1265 – Warehouse Space – Winston Salem, NC preferred Seeking 10,000 – 30,000 sqft donated warehouse space in Winston Salem area, willing to consider any location within the state of NC, for 3 – 6 months, immediate occupancy for animal rescue activities.

ALAN Case 1272 – Warehouse Space – Raleigh, NC
Requesting 6,500 sq. ft. with some temperature-controlled space in the Raleigh area. Will need shipping/receiving as well as handling to break pallets down for shipping.

ALAN Case 1262 – Material Handling Equipment – Multiple locations NC
Seeking loan of 2 propane forklifts and 2 electric pallet jacks for 5 – 6 locations for 3 – 6 months. (Total 10 – 12 forklifts, 10 – 12 pallet jacks) Forklifts should have indoor/outdoor tires, 6,000 lb lift capacity, and mast height capable of reaching 3 high Locations are: Raleigh / Durham, NC; Wilmington, NC; Newbern, NC; Greenville, NC; Southern Pines, NC

Case 1290 Transportation Oklahoma City OK to Fayetteville NC
Seeking transportation of 24 pallets / 18,000 pounds of food and cleaning supplies for NC local non-profit.

Case 1315 – Box truck and 2 flatbeds to supply points of distribution in Jackson and Bay counties.

Case 1326: Organization needs file/bankers boxes for records as well as boxes for storage. Panama City, FL

Case 1330 – Non-profit looking for Forklifts, Tallahassee, FL

Case 1331 – Non-profit looking for Manual Pallet Jacks, Tallahassee, FL

Case 1345 – Transportation of alternate power solutions from CA to Panama City, FL

Case 1351 – Short term loan of pallet jack, Panama City, FL

Case 1352- Best pricing for box truck rentals

Don’t see a need that pertains to you or your organization? Consider pre-offering your expertise, transportation, warehousing or material handling support by filling out a form here. You never know when it will be needed.

From The Driver’s Seat: Notes From ALAN’S Executive Director

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

baj7557 [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], from Wikimedia Commons“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.

That’s been especially true since I had the chance to visit his memorial in Washington, DC a few years ago.  (If you’ve never visited, I urge you to do so, once the partial government shutdown ends, of course). The memorial is inscribed with many excerpts from his speeches and writings – and even though all were written more than 50 years ago, they still serve as powerful and timeless directives to love and serve others. They certainly serve as motivators for me.

So why in the world am I writing about Dr. King, besides the obvious fact that each year around this time we recognize his work with a holiday?  Because in addition to choosing the third Monday of each January to honor him, Congress also designated that day as a national day of service and appointed the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to be responsible for it.

CNCS calls this holiday a “day on, not a day off,” and notes that, “The MLK Day of Service is intended to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a ‘Beloved Community.’”

So in the spirit of a “day on” (because days off in logistics and disaster response are rare), we’d like to present you with a quick request:  Won’t you consider registering to volunteer with ALAN in some form or fashion?

We have many individual roles available, so there’s sure to be one that fits your interest.  For example, we need logistics coordinators;  liaisons to work with our non-profit partners; transportation, warehousing, and material handling subject matter experts; fundraisers; marketing and communications professionals; policy experts; process improvement specialists; and more.  (When you sign up you can tell us what skills you have to offer.)

We also have numerous ways to get your company involved. So if your business is interested in learning how you can donate your logistics services or expertise (before, during, or after disaster), we invite you to submit your information here.  The needs you offer to fill can be as simple as storing or transporting a few pallets one time, or as complex as donating dedicated equipment for a few days, weeks or months to support a response. But wow, can they ever make a difference.  And by the way, it’s important to point out that filling out the form will really only commit you to be on ALAN’s radar screen.  It’s a way to let us know that you’re a group we can call upon when disasters hit – not an ironclad commitment to donate in-kind services each and every time.  If we call you with a specific request and the timing isn’t right for you, we’ll completely understand.  We’ll just keep your name on the list for the next request!

Prefer to provide financial support? We also have a role for you, because we welcome one-time and sustaining donations of any amount. More information is available on our website, or contact us and we’ll give you a call to discuss your interest.

Dr. King, upon receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, proclaimed, I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture of their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.”

Taking a page from his book, I have the audacity to believe that well -coordinated supply chain activities hold the key to solving the challenges wrought by disasters. No one affected by disaster, regardless of the size of the storm, or their location or social status, should go hungry, or without hydration, medical care, or shelter – especially not when the supply chain community has the resources to deliver what is needed.

I hope you’ll join us in that dream – and make 2019 a year filled with service to others.


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