The American Logistics Aid Network presented its 2020 Humanitarian Logistics Awards at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals EDGE annual conference.
The ALAN Outstanding Contribution to Disaster Relief Awards went to:
Uber Freight for moving more than 1.2 million pounds of disaster relief supplies, including PPE, hand sanitizer, water collection barrels and pet food free of charge.
Hub Group for donating 211 refrigerated trailer units to 59 unique non-profit organizations, adding up to more than nine million cubic feet, benefitting healthcare organizations and food banks
Bergen Logistics for receiving, storing, and staging 32 containers’ worth of tents, beds and other critically needed medical supplies that were used to equip New York City area hospitals during the start of COVID-19 crisis.
Western Union Foundation for providing funding to support relief efforts around the world.
The 2020 Employment engagement awards went to Surge Transportation and Riskpulse for their volunteers who worked on ALAN’s Supply Chain Intelligence Center.
Leah Beaulac won the Special Recognition Award for Innovation in Humanitarian Response for creating an innovative supply chain and distribution model to support Bangladesh refugees.
Dr. Gyöngyi Kovács won the Research And Academic Contributions Award. For solutions she created to address the challenges of making deliveries to conflict zones.
The Lifetime Achievement Award winner was Gary LeBlanc, who founded Mercy Chefs, a disaster relief and humanitarian organization that serves professionally prepared, restaurant-quality meals to survivors and first responders in emergencies and natural disasters.