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Need a Jump? There’s an App for That!

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Written by Anne Dreshfield

When Malina Arevalo went into her garage one evening in San Francisco, she found perhaps one of the most frustrating situations for any driver: a dead battery and no way to jump her car.

After a moment of deliberation, Malina turned to Nextdoor for help. She posted to Nextdoor asking if anyone was available to give her a jump. If you think about it, this makes a ton of sense – there had to be someone nearby that could lend her a hand! With Nextdoor, she could easily ask for help.

“Within minutes, three people responded offering to jump my car,” says Malina. It just goes to show: ask, and you will receive, particularly if you’re well-connected to your neighborhood on Nextdoor!

We were thrilled to share this story with O, The Oprah Magazine for their July issue on upgrading your life. Nextdoor was featured as a tool to help devise a better crisis control plan – you can find the issue on newsstands now!

As reported by O, The Oprah Magazine.

Have your own story about how you’ve used Nextdoor? Tell us about it.

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