The City of Temple is inviting residents to show support to essential personnel by participating in Clap Because We Care. At 7 p.m. each Tuesday, beginning April 7, residents are encouraged to step outside and clap for one minute to thank the healthcare professionals, first responders and all essential workers. "From doctors to grocery store workers, these are the people putting themselves at risk for the health and safety of our community," Director of Marketing and Communications Heather Bates said. "The least we can do is to take a minute to show how much we appreciate their hard work." Spread the word on social media and share videos showing your support by using the hashtags #clapbecausewecare and #templestrong.