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Massive destruction on Fort Myers Beach in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.

Hurricanes Ian and Fiona Aftermath: How You Can Help

Oct. 4, 2022
A call to action to the logistics community to provide aid and assistance to those affected by the recent hurricanes.

American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN), a philanthropic, industry-wide organization that provides free logistics assistance to disaster relief organizations before, during and after catastrophic events, has prepared a list of the numerous ways the material handling and logistics community can respond to and help the needs of all those who've been affected by Hurricane Ian and Hurrican Fiona. ALAN's Disaster Micro-site includes nearly a score of examples of “what’s necessary,” in the form of the requests the organization has received for donated logistics assistance.

According to Kathy Fulton, ALAN's executive director, These requests span both for Hurricane Ian and other recent disasters like Hurricane Fiona. They are listed in hopes that you will consider helping us out with one or more of them—or that you will pass them along to any of your members, colleagues or co-workers who might be willing to help.

“While supply chain and logistics professionals may not have the medical skills of a first responder or the construction expertise of a rebuilding crew, there’s a lot that trucks, warehouses, material handling equipment, expertise, hands and funding can do to pave the way for meaningful relief and recovery efforts. And aren’t we fortunate to be part of an industry that can play such a meaningful role?

Things may indeed look like an impossible-to-solve mess right now. But with folks like you in our corner, I know that recovery and resilience will happen. Thank you for repeatedly demonstrating that you’re willing to step up and provide help and hope when needed. 

Immediate Ways You Can Help the Hurricane Survivors

Click on the Case Number(s) below to offer your assistance:

Hurricane Ian

Warehousing

  • Case 9133: 50,000+ square ft food grade warehouse space in Fort Myers, ambient, prefer racking
  • Case 9121: 3rd party warehouse partner in SW/Central FL

Transportation and Transportation Equipment

  • Case 9127: Transport 4 pallets home clean up supplies Americus GA 31709 to Naples FL 34113
  • Case 9130: Box truck for emergency supplies distribution in Lee County FL
  • Case 9130: 40′ shipping container for emergency supplies distribution in Lee County, FL
  • Case 9128: 4x 40ft reefer container for mass feeding operation Port Charlotte, FL 33948

Material Handling Equipment

  • Case 9134: 2 x Stretch wrap machine with ramp (1 automatic 1 manual)
  • Case 9134: 3 x 4500 lb electric pallet jacks
  • Case 9134: 40 x 20” x 5000’ stretch wrap
  • Case 9134: Rough Terrain Electric Stacker — 3000-Lb. Capacity, 62ft. Lift Height
  • Case 9130: Pallet jack and forklift for emergency supplies distribution in Lee County, FL
  • Case 9124: Forklift with outdoor wheels for POD sites in SW Florida
  • Case 9120: Forklift for Tampa area foodbank

 Volunteer

  • Case 9134: 6 - 8 Warehouse volunteers for weekday shifts - Fort Myers

Hurricane Fiona

Transportation

  • Case 9129: Deliver 4 LTL shipments from SJU to Aguadilla 00603 (6 boxes .40 CBM), San Juan 00909 (4 boxes .26 CBM), Ponce 00716 (10 boxes .66 CBM), Mameyal Dorado 00646 (20 boxes 1.56 CBM)
  • Case 9119: Transportation (air or ocean) 5 pallets cleaning and hygiene from Lakeland, FL 33805 to San Juan, PR 00901
  • Case 9118: Transportation (air or ocean) 2 pallets humanitarian aid from Port Orange, FL 32129 to Mayaguez, PR 00682

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