Minneapolis, July 1, 2010 – The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) has been recognized as the 2010 Partner of the Year by National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD). ALAN, a non-profit organization focused on engaging the supply chain community to assist in humanitarian relief efforts, received the award for providing support to National VOAD members in times of disaster response.
National VOAD, or Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, is a national coordinating body for the major community-based and faith-based disaster response organizations, including the American Red Cross, LDS Charities, The Salvation Army, and Feeding America.
“Our selection of the American Logistic Aid Network (ALAN) highlights the importance of the business supply chain community to relief agencies in times of need,” said Diana Rothe-Smith, Executive Director for the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster. “Since its inception, ALAN and its network have offered a constructive and focused response to the needs of NVOAD members providing humanitarian relief services. We are proud to recognize ALAN as the NVOAD Partner of the Year for 2010.”
“All of us at ALAN are honored to be recognized by National VOAD,” said Jock Menzies, ALAN president. “We’re proud of the close working relationship between our organizations and encouraged that this partnership is helping to make a positive impact in times of disaster.”
To learn more about ALAN or get involved, visit www.ALANaid.org.
About American Logistics Aid Network
American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) engages the supply chain community to support humanitarian relief efforts. ALAN makes supply chain-related donation needs visible to the logistics industry and establishes an efficient process for providing the necessary goods and services through its web portal, www.ALANaid.org.
About National VOAD
National VOAD, or Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, is a national coordinating body for every major community-based and faith-based disaster response organization, including the American Red Cross, LDS Charities, The Salvation Army, and Feeding America. The member organizations of National VOAD focus on all stages of disaster: preparedness, relief, response, recovery, and mitigation. Working collaboratively, the members of National VOAD are the driving force behind disaster recovery in the United States. To learn more about National VOAD and the work of its member organizations, visit www.nvoad.org.