The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) said today that C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc., one of the world's largest third-party logistics service providers, has joined the ALAN network as a gold-level sponsor.
"The catastrophe in Haiti clearly demonstrates the strong need for organizations like ALAN to mobilize the supply chain community to support and assist humanitarian relief efforts," said Jim Butts, C.H. Robinson's senior vice president, in a statement. "Utilizing and capitalizing on the many talented experts from the industry to help during natural disasters will have a sustainable impact. ALAN aligns with our charitable giving efforts and we are proud to support and use our expertise to help them centralize and assist in humanitarian relief efforts."
"We're very grateful for C.H. Robinson's commitment to ALAN," said Jock Menzies, president of ALAN, in the statement. "As a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization, ALAN depends on support from good corporate citizens in the supply chain community like C.H. Robinson to continue our humanitarian relief efforts."
ALAN relies heavily on sponsorships to achieve its mission of engaging the supply chain community to assist with humanitarian relief.. In times of crisis, the organization provides a central point of contact and an effective process for distributing much-needed donations.
ALAN uses sponsorship dollars for a variety of needs, such as enhancing its Web pOréal to further facilitate postings and donations of relief needs, marketing and communications to help engage support from the supply chain community, developing ongoing support infrastructure, and working with National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOADs) like the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, and Feeding America.