The Block Island Times

Kimberly Ward: Making A Difference

Apr 12, 2014
Photo by: Courtesy photo

“It doesn’t matter if you are a friend, an employee or just an acquaintance. Kimberly is always willing to help.” says Jessica Willi.

Mike Lofaro says Kimberly Ward is the epitome of what Block Island should be. She is always giving of herself. She is always helping people.

Need food for an event? She’s there.

Need a donation for a fund-raiser. Just ask Kimberly.

Need a place to hold a gathering? Kimberly throws open the Beachead Restaurant.

That’s what people say about this remarkable woman: a friend to all.

No matter how chaotic it is at the Beachead on a summer’s day, Kimberly is patient and welcoming. She never seems to get rattled. But it is when someone is in need of comforting, of support, of a job — that’s when Kimberly always seems to come through.

My daughter worked at The Beachhead one summer and she commented that the spirit of teamwork was set by Kimberly. Unlike lots of places, the mantra was to collaborate rather than compete.

Every year Kimberly is front and center at the Fourth of July parade cheering everyone on. That’s what she does best.

Someone who is there when you need her is the one who can make a difference. That’s Kimberly Ward. — Fraser Lang


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