The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) took the opportunity to recognize and thank organizations and individuals in the logistics field that played a major role in helping with disaster relief efforts over the last year at CSCMP's EDGE Conference in October.
Highlighting the critical role of logistics in saving lives in times of natural disaster, ALAN's Humanitarian Logistics Awards are awarded to supply chain professionals and organizations who have demonstrated a commitment to disaster relief efforts.
"Last year, we launched these awards to honor the many individuals and companies who consistently go above and beyond to serve others," said ALAN Executive Director Kathy Fulton. "This year, we're pleased to welcome six more highly deserving individuals or organizations to the winners' circle."
Dr. Alison Thompson, a former medic, math teacher, and Wall Street investment banker who rollerbladed to Ground Zero in New York City on Sept 11, 2001, to serve as a volunteer rescue worker, was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for her subsequent 17-year career as a full-time volunteer global humanitarian.
Other key honorees included: