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Published:February 10th, 2011 12:34 EST

Facebook Rescues Elderly Woman Trapped In Her Home

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A 66-year-old Michigan woman said heavy snowfall trapped her in her house for about a week until a Facebook post by neighbors sent rescuers her way.

Gerrie Frank of Royal Oak said her driveway was blocked by heavy snowfall last week and her health prevents her from shoveling, WXYZ-TV, Detroit, reported Wednesday.

Neighbors Rio Scafone and Sean Harris sounded the alarm on Facebook for `all snow angels` to help dig out Frank`s driveway so she could pick up her prescriptions."


The 66-year-old lady may not have the strength to shovel her driveway, but she is capable of typing an SOS message on Facebook or Twitter. Gerrie needs to get with the program and sign up on Facebook. 

I would have been climbing the walls if I were stuck in my house for a week, the old woman should have called for help.

But all`s well that end`s well, and thank goodness that Facebook came to the rescue. Social networking sites are not a waste of bandwidth, than can be used for productive purposes. 

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