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.”
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.
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!