Sam’s Club is giving those working on the front lines to fight the coronavirus a weekly time slot to shop for groceries and supplies

Beginning this Sunday, April 19, Sam’s Clubs in El Paso and nationwide are reserving their early shopping hours for healthcare workers and first responders; no membership required.

"Every Sunday from 8-10 a.m. we’ll offer special hero hours nationally to help your community’s heroes do what they do best – keep you safe," the membership-only retail warehouse club announced on its Facebook account.

These Hero Hours will kick off Sunday, April 19 and continue until further notice. All shoppers entering clubs will be provided with a mask for safety.

As a way to further thank “the heroes working to take care of America,” first responders and healthcare workers do not need to be a member to take advantage of the special day and time-slot.

So who does Sam's Club consider a first responder and healthcare worker? “First responders include, but are not limited to police officers, paramedics and firefighters. We’re considering a healthcare worker as anyone who delivers care and services to the sick and ailing either directly as doctors and nurses or indirectly as aides, helpers, laboratory technicians, or even medical waste handlers who are helping us fight this virus.”

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