The COVID-19 pandemic changed daily life for people around the world quickly and dramatically. Overnight, parents became teachers when schools shut their doors. Professionals set up home offices in their bedrooms and kitchen tables. Essential workers confronted the dangers of a mysterious new illness with bravery, determination and countless new safety measures. People found themselves unemployed, furloughed and racked with worry about what the future might hold.

Throughout the country, ordinary people responded to the unprecedented challenge in extraordinary ways—pivoting to meet the needs of others in continually evolving circumstances. Many of those heroes live and work in the Magic City and, through their efforts big and small, we saw Birmingham rise. We’re excited to tell their stories.

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ARC Realty's Brooke Wahl Helps People Find their Way Home

BHM Cares Helps Restaurants Provide Food for Healthcare Pros

Bham Face Masks Volunteers Equip Frontline Workers

BhamStrong Provides Employment Opportunities and Meets Community Needs

Brookwood Baptist Nurses Serve in Hard-Hit Detroit Hospital

Humane Society Meets Needs of Pets and Pet Owners

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Revamps Fundraising Events

Redmont Distilling Raises Funds for Hospitality Workers

Sidewalk Hosts Drive-in Movie Series

St. Vincent's Nurse Brings Light to COVID-19 Patien‍ts