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Happy Halloween

A big shoutout to Chad Martin of CHA for making Halloween special for neighborhood children. He was able to coordinate with CHA, CMPD and 92.7 to provide a fun and safe event.

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School Supplies for First Ward

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 […]

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Thank You CFD — Sation One

Independence Day is the day we celebrate our firefighters and communications team at Fire Station One (aka, The One House). The Community Fund provides the food and the crew does the cooking. Several neighbors dropped by as did Councilman Larken Egleston and former member of council Patsy Kinsey. All eighteen people on duty were enormously […]

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CMPD – State of the Neighborhood

Today we met with CMPD to deliver Gatorade for the folks on duty this Fourth of July and to hear a about the State of the Neighborhood. Councilman Larken Egleston, representatives from First Ward Neighbors, First Ward Community Fund, Charlotte Housing Authority (CHA) and Charlotte Center City Partners were all on hand. Captain Dave Robinson expressed […]

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UDACF April 22 event

Free Baseball Camp

The U Deserve A Chance Foundation is sponsoring a free Developmental Camp for aspiring baseball players. This camp will be led by former MLB Players and includes instruction on fielding, throwing, hitting, base-running, life-skills and will feature a guest speaker. Cecil Brisbon is a Captain with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and a graduate of Johnson […]

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Carolina Metro Reds

For the past few years the First Ward Community Fund been helping the Carolina Metro Reds with their winter workout program. The Reds are an RBI (reviving baseball in inner cities) affiliate. These workouts always include physical, mental and life skills training — we have been organizing the “talent” for the life skills sessions.  This […]

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Jamie Kimble Foundation For Courage

The First Ward Community Fund is proud to support the Jamie Kimble Foundation For Courage. The Foundation was started by Ron Kimble, a long time friend of First Ward, and his wife Jan after their daughter Jamie was the victim of domestic violence. This afternoon we had the opportunity to spend some time with Ron […]

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School Supplies for First Ward

This morning the First Ward Community Fund, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD), Charlotte Housing Authority (CHA) and First Ward Place Apartments dispensed all manner of school supplies for the new school year. NATCA Charitable Foundation and Vector Shirts stepped up, again, to help us help our young neighbors. All told we provided nearly $1,800 in […]

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July 4th with the One House

Once again, the First Ward Community Fund provided a 4th of July feast for the men and woman on duty at Station One. And, once again, the Station was open for neighbors to take a tour. City Councilwoman Patsy Kinsey joined the crew for lunch and as per her usual, she baked fresh cookies. A […]

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Gatorade For CMPD

This morning Karie Greathouse, President of First Ward Neighbors, delivered Gatorade to the Central Division. Every year the First Ward Community Fund provides Gatorade to CMPD for use on the Fourth of July. It’s always hot and the men and women of CMPD put in long hours on this national holiday. The gift is intended […]

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