Press Release – August 6, 2018 (Redding, CA) – Relief efforts are underway in the wake of the catastrophic Carr Fire. With more than 38,000 forced to evacuate, and over 1,000 homes destroyed, it is clear that many hands will be required to help set the region back on its feet. The DeeditForward app, founded by two California engineers, is hoping to make an impact.
DeeditForward is a newly developed app created to provide connection between those who need help with those who want to help. The app is free to those who need help during the Carr Fire crisis, and beyond.
Once a user downloads the app, they can instantly start requesting help and assisting others. Users who want to help (called “Deeders”) will spot real-time needs on the interactive map and accept the ones that he or she is available to assist with. Once the person requesting help accepts the offer, the Deeder will come to their aid and assist. DeeditForward is currently collaborating with the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, City of Oakland, and 40 other nonprofits to reach as many people as possible, especially during times of crisis such as the fires currently devastating many parts of California.
“We see the devastation in Redding, and know that it’s going to take a monumental effort to get things back to where they need to be,” said Travis Wentworth, DeeditForward cofounder and CEO. “Crises like these are why DeeditForward was created, for communities to benefit from an efficient technology meant to provide connections in an often unconnected world.”
DeeditForward is available for free to download on iTunes and the Google Play Store. You can also visit deeditforward.com or the DeeditForward page on Facebook to learn more.
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