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Giving Thanks for Our Inspiring Members Across the Country

Written by Anne Dreshfield

In the spirit of the season, we wanted to share a few of our favorite stories from the Nextdoor community. We are grateful for and inspired by all of the neighbors out there who are creating happier and safer places to call home.

Community Rallies for Neighbors After Raging Fire Destroys Multi-Tenant Home

After a large fire consumed a multi-tenant home in her neighborhood outside of Boston, Erin Lubien turned to Nextdoor to help her neighbors recover. “I used Nextdoor the night of the fire to send out Urgent Alerts,” says Erin, a Lead of Nextdoor Belmont Corner. “I told my neighbors that anyone who needed to spend the night at my home was welcome to do so. That was just the start of how we’ve used Nextdoor to help our neighbors get back on their feet.”

Connecting Communities and Saving Lives

When a neighborhood in Wichita unexpectedly lost power, Della Lickteig sent out an Urgent Alert warning neighbors of the power outage, which her neighbor received while he was at work. His mother lived in the same community and relied on an electric oxygen machine; without it, she was in serious danger. Because of Della’s Urgent Alert, her neighbor was able to go home and switch her oxygen tank, ultimately saving her life.

Neighbors in Austin Use Nextdoor to Help Blind Dog Return Home

On a dark and stormy night, Aaron Morgan was on his way home with his wife. As they turned onto the large bridge at the entrance to their neighborhood, their headlights illuminated something very much out of place: a scared and lost black dog sitting in the middle of the bridge. Using Nextdoor, Aaron was able to return the blind home dog to his owners within thirty minutes.

We’re thankful for these members, and for all of the members in the more than 46,000 neighborhoods across the country who are using Nextdoor to bring back a sense of community to their neighborhoods.

From all of us at Nextdoor, we wish you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving!

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