For some people, their jobs are more than just vocations.

Our veterans and first responders go above and beyond to keep us safe, and we want to honor them.

The Hometown Hero for May 2020 is Charity Neal.

She was nominated by Greg Neal, who wanted her to be recognized for all that she does, especially during these COVID-19 times.

Charity is a registered nurse from York, Maine, and she is the director of surgery and the director of emergency services (ER) at York Hospital.

She's been a vital and integral part of the COVID-19 response team at the hospital, working long hours every day and 6+ days per week.

She's around infected patients every day but has committed herself and York Hospital to provide the best health care possible to every patient that enters the hospital.

Greg wanted her to know that her family fully supports her in all that she does to help others.

Thank you, Charity, for being a Hometown Hero.

Do you know someone who should be the next Hometown Hero we recognize? Nominate first responders (i.e. police, firefighters, paramedics, etc.) and military veterans that you want recognized here so we can acknowledge their hard work and dedication.

If they are selected, the Hometown Hero of the Month will also win a $75 Visa gift card, $25 to Bubba Fryes Wings & Things and four tickets to the Seacoast Science Center in Rye.