(ConservativeHub.com) – As years go, 2020 was a rough one, to say the least. Many lost jobs, retirement plans and, tragically, loved ones. Families struggled as parents found ways to work from home alongside children that learned remotely. That said, we managed to persevere through the year as a nation.
We made it, and in many ways, we owe it to those who went above and beyond. These people don’t ask for any special recognition but deserve it just the same:
- Every single healthcare worker, including doctors, nurses, and EMTs: These individuals worked tirelessly to keep Americans alive and healthy, often in extremely challenging conditions.
- Food Network host Guy Fieri: The man from Flavortown started the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund and raised $21.5M to help 43,000 unemployed restaurant workers.
- Momofuku restaurant founder David Chang: He won $1M on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and donated it to Southern Smoke Foundation. This is another organization for workers in the food and beverage industry.
- The Comforting Cooks: This group of USC kitchen workers made over 700 meals a day for students that couldn’t leave the University Park Campus.
- USC Hospitality: These hospitality students cooked 8,000 meals a week for elderly L.A. residents confined to their homes.
- Sharon Lampton: A Napa Valley Resident, Sharon Lampton used her aptitude for sewing to create hundreds of masks to help those in need.
- Service industry workers: They attended shifts despite risks to serve us food, pump our gas, and help us find products we needed to get by. Many continued to find ways to help, even in the face of extreme lockdowns and challenging conditions.
These are just some examples of people who went above and beyond. But there were so many more — including this local group:
If it weren’t for all of the people mentioned here, this entire country would be without so much. They went above and beyond daily and continue to do so, helping us all to live our best lives.
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