MHEDA Talks: American Logistics Aid Network on Charitable Activities

December 18, 2023Duration: 29:32

Host Shari Altergott, Chief Experience Officer of The CX Edge talks with Kathy Fulton, Executive Director and Emilee Martichenko, Development Coordinator of the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) about how your company can give back to help disaster survivors and economically challenged communities through material handling equipment contributions, monetary donations, and your logistics expertise. MHEDA members have been a strong partner to ALAN in past years, and we thank all of you that have helped.

About American Logistics Aid Network

ALAN is an industry-wide organization that saves lives and reduces suffering for disaster survivors by providing supply chain assistance to humanitarian organizations whenever disasters hit, all with the help of numerous members of the logistics community who have agreed to make essential donations of transportation, warehousing, material equipment or expertise.

Studies show that up to 80 percent of their crisis spending goes to logistics. And of that, as much as 40 percent may be wasted simply because these organizations don’t have the right supply chain equipment, knowledge or services at their disposal. ALAN helps disaster relief organizations and other non-profits make every logistics dollar count.

Over the years, ALAN has played a role in helping more than 100 humanitarian organizations provide disaster relief for more than 60 disasters, including the 2010 Haiti earthquake; Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria; the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more at

MHEDA Talks Podcast with Shari Altergott

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Shari Altergott has over 20 years of experience within the Material Handling Industry. During her career she has held several positions within marketing, sales, business development and executive leadership. Today she leads The CX Edge, a customer experience consulting firm focused specifically on the material handling industry. Over her time, she has developed full scope marketing functions that manage corporate initiatives related to customer experience, CRM, social networking, brand development, advertising and lead generation. Learn more at