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Kansas City woman launches 'Afloat' app to lend a helping hand

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Posted at 5:29 PM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 20:58:52-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Sarah-Allen Preston launched her app called "Afloat" last week. Just like the name suggests, it’s a way to help those who feel they might be sinking.

“People are feeling really disconnected right now because of technology, so we were really excited to find a way to harness technology and use it for good and reconnect people in a really genuine and authentic way within their community,” Preston said.

The app allows users to create a group of people they can rely on. Users can ask a favor or give help to someone who needs it.

“We launched it a week ago, so the timing with all of this that’s going on has been crazy, but we’re so happy that we did and that we can help,” Preston said.
 
Currently, there is a general AfloatKC group. Preston said the idea is to create a private group with friends or family members who will see your request for help.

The app is available on the App or Android store.