They are fueled by nothing more than a steadfast commitment to helping their neighbors and are using two apps to navigate their rescue missions — Zello, which is a central dispatch communication system and Glympse, which allows them to geolocate stranded victims.And Facebook. They're using Facebook.
We had a pregnant woman Tuesday night around 10:30 p.m. contact us on on Facebook saying her house wasn’t flooded, but it was on an island and isolated. We took the call — much like the hundreds of other stories like this — and we got her water. On our way back, we got a call there were three cats stuck on a roof and didn’t get back till 1 a.m. At least five guys I know.”
Funny, how many of us see social media as having the potential to be destructive, or just plain old mean, but this group is using Facebook to save lives. Like any other technology, it's a tool. How you use it depends on who you are.
The story is both heart-rending and heart-warming. I'll link it again. Go read the whole thing.
Update** I found what looks like a fairly legit Louisiana Cajun Navy page on Facebook. Give them a like, and if anyone knows any others, mention them in comments.