26 Jan 2010

ALAN, Non-Profit, Gains Momentum and Sponsors While Providing Supply Chain Management Assistance During Humanitarian Relief Efforts

Minneapolis, Jan. 26, 2010 – The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) announced today that C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:  CHRW), one of the world's largest third party logistics (3PL) providers of transportation and supply chain services, has joined the ALAN network as a gold-level sponsor.

ALAN relies heavily on sponsorships to achieve its mission of engaging the supply chain community to assist in humanitarian relief efforts. In times of crisis, the organization provides a central point of contact and an effective process for distributing much-needed donations.

ALAN uses sponsorship dollars for a variety of needs, including:

  • enhancing its web portal to further facilitate postings and donations of relief needs
  • marketing and communication to help engage support from the supply chain community
  • developing ongoing support infrastructure
  • working with National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOADs) such as the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and Feeding America

Jim Butts, C.H. Robinson senior vice president, said, "The catastrophe in Haiti clearly demonstrates the strong need for organizations like ALAN to mobilize the supply chain community to support and assist humanitarian relief efforts. Utilizing and capitalizing on the many talented experts from the industry to help during natural disasters will have a sustainable impact. ALAN aligns with our charitable giving efforts and we are proud to support and use our expertise to help them centralize and assist in humanitarian relief efforts."  

"We're very grateful for C.H. Robinson's commitment to ALAN," said Jock Menzies, ALAN president and chairman of The Terminal Corporation. "As a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization, ALAN depends on support from good corporate citizens in the supply chain community like C.H. Robinson to continue our humanitarian relief efforts."

To learn more about ALAN and available sponsorship opportunities, visit http://www.alanaid.org/.

About ALAN

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, http://www.alanaid.org/.  

Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., is a global provider of multimodal logistics services, fresh produce sourcing, and information services to 32,000 customers through a network of more than 235 offices and approximately 7,300 employees around the world. The company works with 50,000 transportation providers worldwide. C.H. Robinson is a Fortune 500 company and has annual revenues of approximately $8 billion.

Through the company and its Foundation, C.H. Robinson and its employees contribute millions of dollars annually to a variety of organizations, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Community Health Charities, the American Cancer Society, the American Logistics Aid Network, Children's Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, Sustainable Harvest International, and the United Way. The company is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and has been publicly traded on the Nasdaq since 1997. For more information about C.H. Robinson, visit http://www.chrobinson.com/.