Frontline workers have helped the SouthCoast community stay safe in ways none of us could have imagined a year ago. For the past year, first responders, healthcare workers, grocery store employees, truck drivers, and more have worked harder than ever to help keep our community functioning while the rest of us stayed home.

With so many stories of people staying in tents and RVs to keep their families safe from COVID-19, to people working grueling hours without any days off to meet the demands of the ever-changing situation, we all quickly learned how important essential workers were and thank them for not quitting.

Shine a light on the essential workers in your life and let everyone know what this past year has been like for them and how proud you are to know them.