The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) has come to the rescue of people in need around the globe since its founding in 2005 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, arranging supply chain support to disaster relief agencies responding to events like the earthquake in Haiti, Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and earthquakes in Nepal.
In April, the group gained new backing for its philanthropic mission when the International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA) pledged $75,000 to support ALAN's efforts to help get planes, distribution experts, and relief supplies to ravaged regions.
"Our industry is uniquely equipped to help with disaster recovery," IWLA President and CEO Steve DeHaan said in a release. "We have the space, the material handling equipment, and the transportation assets to get supplies where they are needed most. We need to be the lifeline that organizations like ALAN rely on, because we never know when or where the need will be."
In addition to making a donation of $25,000 per year through 2018, IWLA is encouraging its members to join the effort. The group will match all donations made to ALAN by July 1, 2016, up to a total of $25,000.
For more information on the campaign, watch the video.