The Ask My Buddy skill will send a notification text, SMS or phone call to a preselected contact when you're in an emergency and can't reach your phone. But there are several more worth checking out. Follow your favorite teams The Amazon Echo wants to help you stay on top of your favorite sports and teams. Find out what's happening on Mars Want to know what's happening on the Red Planet? Here is a complete list of organizations that accept voice donations via Alexa. Amazon allows you to make voice or video calls to and from other Alexa-enabled devices, such as the Echo , Echo Dot , Echo Show , and the Alexa app on your smartphone. The Mayo Clinic released a skill that provides basic first aid answers, for everything from minor scratches to CPR instructions. You'll need a smart plug for this skill to work, but it's pretty handy. If you enjoy reading, you might also like audiobooks, since they let you to 'read' a book while doing other things.