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HelpBridge: a New Mobile App to Get Help and Give Help During a Disaster
HelpBridge: a new mobile app to get help and give help during a disaster
Microsoft Citizenship Team
16 Jan 2013 6:00 AM
|Microsoft is today announcing a new mobile app called HelpBridge that is designed to help you connect with the people that matter to you most during a large scale natural disaster. It also enables you to give your money, time and resources to support relief and rebuilding efforts.|
HelpBridge is available as a free download on Windows Phone, Android and iOS today.
So once you’ve installed HelpBridge, how does it work?
Get Help with HelpBridge
Give Help with HelpBridge
Helpbridge provides three easy ways to support relief and recovery efforts in the aftermath of a disaster.
We’ve worked with a range of relief agencies and nonprofits during the development of HelpBridge.
Make donations to relief agencies from your mobile device
The key to responding to a disaster is being prepared
HelpBridge is a useful part of your disaster preparation but you also need to think about what other ways you can get prepared ahead of an unexpected event.
For example, what are the key documents that you should back up online so you can access them from any location? Have you thought about completing a family emergency plan? What about your pets? There’s some good tips and resources here.
HelpBridge is a useful tool to help you get help and give help during a disaster. Download the app today as part of your disaster preparedness.
As Petra Nemcova, a disaster survivor and founder of Happy Hearts Fund noted:
“We cannot stop natural disasters but we can arm ourselves with knowledge: so many lives wouldn’t have to be lost if there was enough disaster preparedness.”
Note: HelpBridge is only available in the United States.