The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) has sprung into action to assist victims of the tornado disasters in the US.
Executive director Kathy Fulton notes the terrible destruction in Mayfield, KY and the deaths at an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, IL among the “tragic reports from areas affected by at least 30 tornadoes, including a long track tornado that crossed four states”.
“We mourn alongside those who’ve lost friends, family and co-workers to these events,” she says.
As the non-profits assess what is needed in the affected areas, ALAN expects them to request various forms of logistics assistance, including transportation, warehousing and materials handling.
“So please, stay in touch with us often over the next few days and weeks. Your supply chain help may be urgently needed,” she says.
ALAN is calling on organisations with warehouse space, trucks, equipment or supplies they are willing to donate to this cause to offer it now. “The more advance information we have about available resources, the more quickly we’ll be able to fulfil requests for assistance and get survivors the help they need,” Fulton says.
Donors can find more details here.