Social connection for the locally conscious Locol is an open source, community-based app and a way to see and enhance your community in real time. The Locol app offers the opportunity to request peer-to-peer help, connect with friends via chat and photos, provide valuable community info, and attract locals to events. Anyone entering a community with an active chapter would know immediately what the cool happenings. Through the Mended Heart network, the app engages users in a pay-it-forward model, encouraging users to post useful information, provide assistance, or set up interest groups, and rewards them for their active networking with Heart Patches. Heart Patches are like a scavenger hunt for kindness and connection, and can be traded at the end of the year to fund the community projects of that user chapter?s choice. We are rolling all social media into one app and refocusing its purpose on keeping things local, kind, and progressive.