San Francisco, CA, May 24, 2017 – Nextdoor (nextdoor.com), the free and private social network for neighborhoods, today announced a partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The partnership will allow FEMA to reach every member on Nextdoor in the United States in support of their mission to build, sustain, and improve communities to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
The partnership enables FEMA to deliver hyperlocal, targeted emergency and disaster preparedness messages and information to Nextdoor neighborhoods across the United States leading up to, during and after natural disasters, such as hurricanes, snow storms, and major flooding.
More than 140,000 neighborhoods across the United States, representing over 70% of the country, are using Nextdoor to connect, communicate, and discuss important local topics in their communities. During national disasters or times of emergency, neighbors repeatedly turn to Nextdoor as the primary way to communicate with others and ask for assistance. Now, FEMA will be able to utilize Nextdoor as a key tool to disseminate highly relevant, hyperlocal information directly on the platform where neighbors are already discussing emergency and disaster preparedness and recovery efforts.
“Our neighbors are often the first people we turn to for help in times of need,” said Nirav Tolia, Co-Founder and CEO of Nextdoor. “We’re honored to partner with FEMA, an organization with an unprecedented history of service and life-saving programs, as our inaugural national public agency partner. FEMA shares our mission of helping to support and assist the people in our most important community: the place that we call home. We look forward to serving as a critical partner for FEMA, their regional offices, and the millions of people they assist each year.”
Nextdoor is free for both neighborhoods and FEMA. Neighborhoods establish their own Nextdoor communities, and FEMA will not be able to access residents’ websites, contact information, or content. All members must verify that they live within the neighborhood before joining Nextdoor.
Those interested in joining their neighborhood’s Nextdoor website can visit www.nextdoor.com and enter their address. If residents have questions about their Nextdoor website, please visit help.nextdoor.com.
About Nextdoor.com, Inc.
Nextdoor (nextdoor.com) is the free and private social network for neighborhoods. Using Nextdoor’s platform, available on Web and mobile devices, neighbors create private online communities where they get to know one another, ask questions, exchange advice and recommendations, and address crime and safety concerns. More than 140,000 neighborhoods across the United States are using Nextdoor to build stronger and safer places to call home.
Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., Nextdoor is a privately-held company with the backing of prominent investors, including Benchmark, Greylock Partners, Tiger Global Management, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and others.
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