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Residents help former mayor with new ramp, house cleaning in Crisfield

Posted at 5:53 PM, Feb 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-22 18:03:15-05

CRISFIELD, Md. — Crisfield is the Crab Capital of the World. This weekend it became the Kindness Capital of the World.

Former Mayor Kim Lawson is getting ready to wear a prosthetic leg, he needs a new life into his lifelong home.

He made one phone call to angel Tim Howlett. What happened next is just what Crisfield is all about.

Tim who runs the Tim and Doris Country Store knows word gets around town in a hurry.

On Friday, materials were delivered and on Saturday morning, the donuts. Then people started showing up from Locust, Pine, Main all the street names you will find in small towns came out.

They did it for Kim Lawson.

Kim was born and raised in this town.

He is a nurse, a paramedic, longtime councilmember, former Mayor and King of the Chamber of Commerce.

His wife is a real estate titan in town, but was forced to shut her business down after dementia let her down. But this town lifted the Lawson's up in a way only Crisfield can.

They spent all weekend making a nice ramp so Kim can stroll right in when he comes home in 2-3 weeks.

"I am humbled by the outpouring," Kim said.

This man helped rebuild Crisfield after Sandy. He helped with a new park and library.

Tim called it, "The best day of my life, well second to marrying my wife."

Beautiful sunsets in Crisfield and the town will always rally around the son of Crisfield, Kim Lawson.

Photo courtesy: Tim Howlett from Tim & Doris Country Store