There are myriad ways to make the world a better place by harnessing the power of the supply chain. As an association, WERC makes an ongoing effot to support those in need by sharing requests for help from organizations such as the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) and Feeding America with our members and customers. Additionally, through local WERCouncils, WERC members frequently give back to their communities through volunteer activities, funding scholarships and more. You'll find both opportunities to help and kudos for WERC members' philanthropy here.
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Call to Action: January 25, 2017 - Southeast Severe Weather
- ALAN is in need of a 50,000 sqft of warehouse space in both Hattiesburg, MS and Tifton, GA. If you are able to donate this space or would like more information, please contact me; or submit your offer here: http://alanaid.org/how-to-help/offerinkind/.
We anticipate there will be additional not yet identified needs for warehouse space, transportation, and material handling equipment. These requests may take several days to a week to surface as damage assessments are completed and local resources are exhausted. As requests are received they will be shared via this forum and on our logistics map: http://alanaid.org/logistics-map/
American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN)
The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) was founded by several professional and trade associations who came together after Hurricane Katrina to help provide humanitarian relief. Today ALAN comprises hundreds of supply-chain businesses who stand poised to respond in the event of disasters. We are experts in transportation, warehousing, cold storage, and distibution, and we can help locate and move goods from suppliers to affected communities rapidly and efficiently.
If you are able to donate space and/or transportation please contact Kathy at kathy@ALANaid.org or submit your offer here: http://alanaid.org/how-to-help/offerinkind/
Our mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in thefight to end hunger. We feed 46 million people at risk of hunger, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors. Learn more about how we get food to people in need in our "How We Work" section. Support Feeding America and help solve hunger.
Feeding America is looking for donations of equipment to replace what is lost in flooding and natural disasters. If you think you can help contact Mark Biewald at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WERCouncils: WERC Members Giving Back
Our WERCouncils are committed to helping in their communities through grants for scholarships and supporting local causes. Volunteers are the backbone of WERC and our WERCouncils have made significant contributions to their communities.
Visit our WERCouncil's Happenings Page to learn more.