Walmart and “Nextdoor” Working Together to Help Those in Need
We've seen so many ways that people are stepping up to help those in need, from folks organizing food drives to making masks for the front line workers to big box stores changing hours to serve the elderly and so on, it really is amazing how we've all been able to get through the pandemic while working to keep our social distance and "flatten the curve" so we can all get through this eventually.
Walmart has teamed with the neighborhood-based social network Nextdoor for a new program that will make it easier for it's members to help those in need. “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” connects those who need someone local to help pick up groceries or prescriptions with people who are willing to lend a hand.
It's a simple process, first you need to join Nextdoor online or download the app. Next, you share a message in the group feed. Some people are offering to help while others are asking for the help. Payment options like Venmo or Paypal are being used to help the process stay contact free.
Walmart Chief Customer Officer Janey Whiteside calls the program “a hyperlocal way to pay it forward.”