Nextdoor app adds Help Maps to connect neighbors during the coronavirus outbreak

WATCH: Nextdoor app adds Help Maps to connect neighbors during the coronavirus pandemic

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — As thousands of people across the Mid-South practice social distancing and home isolation, a popular neighborhood social app can help bring communities together and get resources to those who need them.

Many use the Nextdoor App to keep up with neighbors, to find book clubs and to keep an eye in any suspicious activity in a community. Just days ago the app created a new way for neighbors to pitch in and help anyone in their community who may be in need.

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The Help Map feature lets users mark themselves as someone who can help with things like groceries or supply runs for someone who may be isolated at home or self-quarantined due to the risk of COVID-19.

The way it works is that the homebound person can use a mobile app to pay for groceries or services before someone runs the errands and picks them up.

They have minimal contact with whoever is helping them because the helpers can leave groceries on their neighbor’s doorstep.

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