Street Messaging comes to Vancouver

Vancouver Community Network, the Lower Mainland FreeNet, is working to ensure that life-saving information can circulate quickly among affected groups via text messages. The system will provide updates on availability of shelter beds, locations of food being distributed, and work and training opportunities. It is also able to send out alerts about bad batches, missing persons or other health-related messages.

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The app can be found here.