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IWLA Raises More Than $50,000 for
American Logistics Aid Network
July 28, 2016 (DES PLAINES, Ill.)–The International Warehouse Logistics Association, the resource for warehouse logistics, and its members recently gave more than $50,000 to the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN).
The fundraising campaign, in conjunction with IWLA’s 125th Anniversary, involved matching funds contributed by IWLA members since the March 2016 IWLA Convention. By the July 1 deadline, IWLA members contributed $25,650 to ALAN. IWLA matched those dollars (up to $25,000) and recently presented the funds to ALAN Executive Director Kathy Fulton.
“ALAN works to facilitate the supply chain during emergencies – natural disasters or other calamities. There is no better charitable partner for IWLA members as professional warehousing and logistics services are key during these times,” says IWLA President & CEO Steve DeHaan, CAE. “ALAN can only do so much on its own. It takes certain coordinated efforts and a ready network to meet ALAN’s goals. It also takes money. This campaign highlighted the synergy between ALAN and IWLA.”
IWLA has committed to a $25,000 annual-match program through 2018. The anticipated $50,000 or more each year will give ALAN a reliable base source of funding. The IWLA Board of Directors unanimously voted to support ALAN on a long-term cycle in March 2016.
Many IWLA members regularly donate time, equipment, facilities, and services to ALAN projects. For the 2016 fundraising campaign, these members contributed their dollars as well:
Integrated Distribution Services
ASW Global LLC
Evans Distribution Systems
Hall’s Warehouse Corporation
“We are so grateful for IWLA members’ generosity. These warehousing owners and operators continuously give their financial support and resources to assist the organization,” says Florida-based Kathy Fulton. “This $50,000-plus will give us more flexibility and access to tools needed to respond quickly.”
Visit the ALAN website to learn how you can assist or donate to ALAN.
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About IWLA: Since 1891, the International Warehouse Logistics Association has been the resource for warehouse logistics, advocacy, and education. For more information, visit www.IWLA.com. IWLA, formerly the American Warehouse Association, serves nearly 500 corporate members representing more than 3,000 warehousing locations.