Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox is inviting the community to come together to honor our healthcare heroes in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak.

As cases of COVID-19 are identified and treated in Tuscaloosa, first responders, medical professionals, food service workers and city-wide essential personnel have gone above and beyond to provide crucial services to keep our city running as safely and as smoothly as possible.  To honor these workers during this unprecedented time, Mayor Walt Maddox is asking residents, local businesses, churches and local colleges and universities to join together in an effort to recognize these local heroes.

Beginning on Monday, April 6 at 3 p.m. the Mayor would like everyone to join together and “Make Some Noise for Tuscaloosa Heroes.” Participants are asked to honk car horns, ring bells, play musical instruments, applaud, or otherwise make noise to recognize these local heroes. Churches are encouraged to ring church bells and universities with bell towers are encouraged to ring those bells. This will repeat every Monday and Friday at 3 p.m. until April 17.

“The sacrifice that these heroes are making to care for our sick and elderly, feed our children, respond to crises, and keep our City running in the midst of these uncharted waters cannot be understated,” Mayor Maddox says. “While the rest of us can keep ourselves safe and healthy by staying in our homes during this time, our first responders, medical professionals, food service providers, and others do not have this choice. Please join me in making our gratitude for them loud and clear!”

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