This year was awesome and we so appreciate NATCA Charities and Vector Shirts for the continued support of our young residents! First Ward Community Fund worked with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, Charlotte Housing Authority, First Ward Place Apartments and First Ward Neighbors to give supplies to neighborhood children.
With 131 units of public housing our needs are great – based on the smiles we had enormous success. New case manager Chad Martin was excited to see the support from the neighborhood and glad to become part of group that is committed to education.
CMPD is always with us in all of our endeavors and they too are committed to the vitality of First Ward.
We served as an “Angel” for teachers at First Ward School — an Angels helps young teachers get the classroom ready for learning. A side benefit is we now have a relationship with a number of teachers and the Principal. And, our Community Police Officers are officially “lunch buddies” at the school. Lunch buddies join a classroom for lunch periodically and this is a great way to build relationships between the police and out young residents.